Category Archives: Books

Sandino

1. Canto General “Sandino” is one of the Canto General poems. In this blog the Canto General poems used for the oratorio Canto General, composed by Mikis Theodorakis, are available in Spanish, Greek, German, French, English and Dutch. You can … 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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Ill met by moonlight

‘Ill met’ is the opposite of ‘well met’, an archaic greeting meaning ‘It is fortunate that we meet’, or simply ‘nice to see you’. This means that “Ill met by moonlight” could mean:  ‘It’s bad luck that we have met … Continue reading

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Kazantzakis

Kazantzakis is the title of a new film, that will be released in November 2017. Kazantzakis is the well known name of a world famous Greek author and philosopher. Nikos Kazantzakis, born 18 February 1883, died  26 October 1957. This year, … Continue reading

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