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Friday, 27 February 2015

George Seferis' s London (4 March)

Το Λονδίνο του Γιώργου Σεφέρη - George Seferis’s London

a lecture in Greek by Dr Giorgos Georgis,  University of Cyprus

with simultaneous translation projected on a screen

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 7.15 pm

Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

16-18, Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS

The lecture deals with the impact London had on Seferis’s poetry. George Seferis (1900-1971) lived in London for considerable periods throughout his life. His poem Fog was the outcome of his first stay during the period of summer of 1924 and February 1925. As a diplomat he was posted to London in August 1931 for three years and then again in April 1951; from June 1957 until August 1967 he was appointed Greek Ambassador in Great Britain. While in London he met T.S. Eliot, Auden, E.M. Forster, Dylan Thomas and other literary figures.

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