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Late Into the Night: The Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos

byYannis RitsosTranslated byMartin McKinseyOtherMartin McKinsey

Paperback | May 20, 1995

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The last poems of this 20th-century Greek master are tinged with sadness and loss, but they also, in their candidly poetic reporting of the life and world around him, hum with vitality and an odd note of hope. Ritsos felt defeated in his own health and politics, but as a poet he experienced a surge of creativity that is fascinating to follow in its chronology and exactitude.
Ritsos, imprisoned by the Greek dictatorship, has repeatedly suffered from his strong revolutionary sentiments: "Haunted by death, driven at times to the edge of madness and suicide, Ritsos throughout his life has been upheld by his obstinate faith in poetry as redemption, and in the revolutionary ideal" (Friar, Modern Greek Poetry). I...
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Title:Late Into the Night: The Last Poems of Yannis RitsosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.37 inPublished:May 20, 1995Publisher:OBERLIN COLLEGE PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0932440711

ISBN - 13:9780932440716

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
I. THE NEGATIVES OF SILENCE
Misguided Pursuits
Back Then
Bitter Knowledge
Forgetfulness
Intimations
The Uninvited
Closing Words
Perhaps
The Crazy
Incident
Minimal Harvest
Hypothermia
Escape
Tokens
Denouement
Pointless Lucidity
Conversions
Harsh News
Pilgrimage
Homeland
Hour of Anonymity
Post Script
Not Quite
Another Summer
People and Suitcases
The Latest Word
A Pillar
What Cannot Be Weighted
Topography
Strange Dream
Two in the Afternoon
II. THE BARE TREE
Useless Keys
On Silence
The Other Fear
Depletion
The Statues and Us
From Another Time
Garden in Autumn
Sluggishness
Sparse Leavings
Work Table
Self-Knowledge
Sitting Out the Rain
Painting Stones
III. LATE INTO THE NIGHT
Inertia
Same as Ever
Nothing
The Sound of the Bell
Trifles
Good Luck
Balance
Last Minute Diversions
The Nails
Evacuation
Naught
The Everlastings
The Trial
Until One Night
The Original Position
Stages of Weariness
In the Garden
Innocence
Changes
Tonight
Traffic
Privileged
Wrong Number
A Flowershop
And the Poem
Turned Soil
The Black Boat
IV. TICKS OF THE CLOCK
V. BOAT WHISTLES
The Last Summer

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The last poems of this major Greek poet are tinged with sadness and loss, but they also hum with vitality and an odd note of hope. “Late Into the Night, for all its painful candor, is a wonderful coda to a long and prolific career.”—Virginia Quarterly Review