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Kostas Karyotakis Biography and Poems

Kostas Karyotakis Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Kostas Karyotakis, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Karyotakis, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Kostas Karyotakis (Greek : sta at, October 30, 1896 – July 20, 1928) is considered one of the most representative Greek poets of the 1920s and one of the first poets to use iconoclastic themes in Greece. His poetry conveys a great deal of nature, imagery and traces of expressionism and surrealism. The majority of Karyotakis' contemporaries viewed him in a dim light throughout his lifetime without a pragmatic accountability for their contemptuous views; for after his suicide, the majority began to revert to the view that he was indeed a great poet. He had a significant, almost disproportionately progressive influence on later Greek poets.

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