Sunday, January 22, 2012

Odysseas Elytis Honored for Contributions to Hispanic Literature

The Embassy of Greece has partnered with the European Division, the Hispanic Division, and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress to present: "Odysseas Elytis and the Hispanic World"

featuring the prestigious speakers: Pedro Serrano - Poet, Critic, and Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Rei Berroa - Poet, Critic, and Professor of George Mason University

Odysseas Elytis, the leading Greek poet of his generation and a Nobel Prize winner, influenced Hispanic literature in the late 1930s and 1940s with his exuberant style, adding a further level of passion to the established poetic romanticism of the day. In this presentation, which commemorates the centennial of Elytis' birth, poets Pedro Serrano and Rei Berroa will discuss the Nobel Laureate's importance within the Hispanic world of letters.

The event will take place on Friday January 27, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm in the West Dining Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor at the Library of Congress - 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington D.C. Kindly rsvp to Robert Casper (202) 707-5394 or

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