Δευτέρα, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΡΟΥΖΟΣ, ΗΧΟΜΟΝΩΣΗ

Kay Sage, Le Passage, 1956

Χάραζε τώρα ξάστερα ιερογλυφικά·
βγες και λυτρώσου /να μια γελοία προσταχτική/
  στο Ασύνεχο

Gustave Dore, La famille du saltimbanque, l'enfant blessé, 1853

Η μια μου λέξη ας κοροϊδεύει πάντα την άλλη
στο υπόγειο της γλώσσας η λαλέουσα μαύρη αιθάλη
Τα κύτταρά μου είναι πλασμέν’ από απελπισία.

ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΡΟΥΖΟΣ

Nikos Karouzos was born in Nafplion in 1926 and died in Athens in 1990. He is considered one of the foremost Greek poets of the twentieth century. Karouzos took part in the Resistance and studied Law at Athens University. His first poems appeared in 1949, and between 1954 and 1990 he published more than twenty poetry collections. His final volume appeared, posthumously, in 1991.

Karouzos also wrote literary criticism and essays on the theatre and art. He received the State Poetry Prize twice, in 1972 and 1988. His collected works were published between 1993 and 2002 by Ikaros in Athens: Poems I in 1993; Poems II in 1994; his Selected Prose in 1998; and Interviews with Nikos Karouzos in 2002.