Ektor Kaknavatos

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Ektor Kaknavatos (Greek: Έκτωρ Κακναβάτος) is the pen name of Greek poet and essayist Yorgοs Kontoyorgis (Γιώργος Κοντογιώργης; 1920 – 9 November 2010), who was born in Piraeus, Greece. Between 1937 and 1941 he studied mathematics in Athens. After World War II he worked as a teacher of mathematics and then as a civil servant in the Ministry of education.

He appeared for the first time with the collection Fuga in 1943. After 18 years of silence, in 1961, he circulated in a small circle of friends the collection Diaspora (Dissemination). A pure surrealist, he experiences poetically-revolutionary the paradox of his Greek fate.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fuga (1943)
  • I klimaka tou lithou – Diaspora (1961)
  • Tetrapsifio me tin evdomi chordi (1972)
  • Diigisi (1974)
  • Odos Laistrygonon (1978)
  • Ta machairia tis Kirkis (1981)
  • Anastixi tou thrylou gia ta nefra tis politeias (1981)
  • In perpetuum (1983)
  • Kivotio tachytiton (1987)
  • Oiakismoi tou Menesthea Kastelanou tou Mystros (1995)
  • Chaotika I (1997)
  • Ypsikaminizouses neoplasies (2001)
  • Akarei (2001)
  • Sta proso Iachis (2005)
  • Vrachea ke Makra (2005)
  • Sfodra airetiko imerologio tou 2000 (in cooperation with Spyros Kaniouras) (1999)
  • To klarino i Safari sto verso tou pragmatikou (2005)

Collected works[edit]

  • Piimata 1943–1974
  • Piimata 1978–1987

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