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Late Into the Night
The Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos
Yannis Ritsos; Martin McKinsey, trans.; Martin McKinsey, intro.



FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin
1995 • 128 pp. 5 x 7 1/2"
Poetry - European

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-71-6


Trans. from the Modern Greek

The last poems of this major Greek poet are tinged with sadness and loss, but they also hum with vitality and an odd note of hope. “Late Into the Night, for all its painful candor, is a wonderful coda to a long and prolific career.”Virginia Quarterly Review

The last poems of this 20th-century Greek master are tinged with sadness and loss, but they also, in their candidly poetic reporting of the life and world around him, hum with vitality and an odd note of hope. Ritsos felt defeated in his own health and politics, but as a poet he experienced a surge of creativity that is fascinating to follow in its chronology and exactitude.

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