Category Archives: Μίκης Θεοδωράκης

Electra, the film

A critical view on the film Electra as a creation based on the Greek mythology, and the effects of the role of mythology in the fatalistic Greek belief system. This belief system is comparable with a prison that keeps Greece away … Continue reading

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Epitaphios – Ritsos – Theodorakis

  It was May 1936, a time when widespread industrial action and protests rocked Greece. One, a rally by striking tobacco workers in Thessaloniki, ended in bloodshed, with 12 dead, among them 25-year-old Tasos Tousis. On May 10, the day … Continue reading

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Canto General: The Bible of Latin America

Canto General is Pablo Neruda‘s tenth book of poems. It was first published in Mexico in 1950, by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación. Neruda began to compose it in 1938. “Canto General” (“General Song”) consists of 15 sections, 231 poems, … Continue reading

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Canto General in 2017

  Song (Canto) for the world, for humanity When finally understanding the Spanish words (English translation) of the poem Canto General, I am surprised how futuristic this collection of poems was when it was written. Pablo Neruda started with it … Continue reading

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Canto General ~ Spanish ~ English

This post offers the Spanish lyrics, and their English translation, of the poems used in the Canto General Oratorio. For the Greek translation click here. . Canto General is Pablo Neruda’s tenth book of poems. It was first published in … Continue reading

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