Athens in Poems

 


      An Imaginative Map of the City

 Mia ekdosi me poiimata gnoston Ellinon poiiton kai poiitrion apo to telos toy 19oy aiona eos simera, metafrasmena sta agglika. Stin ekdosi yparhei eidiko tmima me istorika kai alla stoiheia gia kathe simeio tis Athinas poy anaferetai mesa sta poiimata, dimioyrgontas etsi enan "harti", hrisimo gia kathe episkepti tis polis. Epipleon i ekdosi synodeyetai apo bibliografia kai biografika stoiheia ton poiiton kai poiitrion. Athens in Poems reveals the glorious palimpsest that is Athens mapping the city one poem at a time from the 1880s to 2010s. Walk through the streetscapes of Athens, reflect on the city’s historical development and see how poetry becomes attentive to the dynamic instability of the urban space. Watch as the city is built with language and create your own imaginative map of Athens. Wander around Athens of the 1880s, imagine the circular Omonia Square of the 1930s, visit the Shooting Range of Kaisariani during the Nazi Occupation and reach the gate of the Polytechnic School in the 1970s. Look at the capital as a huge fish tank in the 1980s, discover the bastion of Kokkinia, get to love the city’s concrete block of flats and pause for a while to have a glass of ouzo at the Athens Railway Station. Have a quick stop at the Perama district just off Pireaus and, at the start ofn a new century, find a chrysalis beneath Acharnon Avenue and voyage in Athens as in an ocean you can call your own. This is a map of Athens you may call your own.

Oi Ekdoseis ton Synadelfon
Syllogiko ergo
Pages 120
ISBN. 960-9797-78-4
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