Yannis Varveris

Poet, Author

1955 – 2011

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Who was Yannis Varveris?

Yannis Varveris was an award winning Greek poet, critic and translator.

Varveris was born and died in Athens. He read Law at the University of Athens. His first collection of poems was published in 1975. He belongs to the so-called Genia tou 70, which is a literary term referring to Greek authors who began publishing their work during the 1970s, especially towards the end of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 and at the first years of the Metapolitefsi. He has been awarded the State Book Prize for Criticism in 1996 for his book Κρίση του θεάτρου Γ΄ and the Cavafy prize and the poetry prize of literary journal Diavazo for his poetry collection Στα ξένα.

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Born
1955
Athens
Nationality
  • Greece
Profession
Died
May 25, 2011
Athens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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