You are here

The Monogram by Odyseas Elytis 07/03/2012

"The Monogram" in twelve languages. The Hellenic Roots Association in co-operation with the Hellenic American Union presented a tribute to the Greek Poet and Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996) which included a reading of an extract from his work "The Monogram" in the original Greek and eleven other languages.
The presentation took place on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the Hellenic American Union auditorium and was a great success.
The tribute aimed to honour the great Greek poet, as well as to show the universality of his work as it unfolds through the different translations. The translation of poetry has always been a challenge for scholars and is a bold venture, especially when it comes to Odyseas Elytis. The passage was read first in Greek and then in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Russian and Swedish. As a closure a recording of the entire "The Monogram" was played vocalised by Mrs. Ioulita Iliopoulou and Mr. Mikis Theodorakis.

web design netstudio