Odysseus Elytis1 (1911–1996), the national poet of Greece and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1979, and Walt Whitman (1819–1892), the national poet of America, share uncanny similarities in their vision, poetry, and philosophy. 3,668 more words
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Master of verisimilitude, inventor of verse, patron-head of poetry, father of fantasists!
Homer, I know who you are.
You are Achilles. You chose while young to set out from home and seek everlasting fame as a bard rather than to remain at home, quiet, safe, but bored and unrenowned. 1,093 more words