Between Modern and Postmodern Ways of Poetic and Philosophical Expression in Greece: Haris Vlavianos, Manolis Pratikakis and Walter Benjamin

By Ganna Prosiannykova.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The post-war poetic period in Greece is still in the constant process of formation. Greek poets absorb all known trends of modern Greek and European literature of the XXth century trying to find new Form and Content for the present poetics and rooting deep in the texts of avant-garde or what goes under the umbrella of modernism. Such Greek authors-representatives of postwar generations of 70-80th as Haris Vlavianos and Manolis Patrikakis seem to be influenced by different trends, namely by English-American and Greek modernism, Spanish literature and mainly by philosophical trends of Walter Benjamin. Their texts exemplify sophisticated interconnections between literatures of different countries of globalized world we live in. The current research tries to show that the revival of Greek literature traditions, the shift of Greekness, gave a great impact to modernist and, later, postmodernist poetry but nowadays we should rather talk of its limits and changes toward open interactive and intercultural dialogue. All the above mentioned factors are examined on the background of the present-day condition of postmodernity in Greece and Europe with rather broad historical and philosophical references.

Keywords: Free Verse, Polyphony, Intertextual, Generations, Postmodernity

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp.103-114. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 649.121KB).

Ganna Prosiannykova

Doctoral Student, Department of Greek Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Prosiannykova Ganna has graduated from National Taurida University of Crimea, Department of Greek and English Philology, Simferopol, Ukraine in 2008 and currently is a PhD student in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki working under the project concerning Greek postwar poetry and its influences from the side of Russian poetic traditions under the supervision of Prof. Frantzi A. She has a published article in Ukrainian Crimean philological journal of TNU “The Culture of The Black Sea Region”, and participated in the II Philological Hermeneutics Conference in Slavistic University, Kiev, Ukraine in March 2008 and I Congress on Greek literature and Culture, Valencia, Castello de la Plana, Spain in November 2009. Her interests include modern literatures and trends, globalization process, gender studies, Russian classical music, traveling, good sense of humour and Greece.

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