No. 1 - Year 14 - 12/2023

Note About Contributor(s)

Tasos Leivaditis

Tasos Leivaditis (1922-88) was born and raised in Athens, where he worked as a literary critic while also producing a rich poetic oeuvre that would win him both critical and popular renown in Greece. His involvement as a youth in leftist politics led to his internment for more than three years on various island prison camps. Soon after his release in 1951 he made his poetic debut, and he went on to publish over twenty volumes of poetry, securing along the way Greece’s highest honour in poetry (the National Poetry Prize, in 1979). In 1966 Leivaditis published his sole prose fiction work, a collection of short stories entitled The Pendulum, and it is from this work that the present submission has been taken.