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The selection from Yannis Ritsos' poetry that follows is notso much representative as it is indicative. It is meant to point to certain aesthetic tendencies and conceptual structures that have characterized Ritsos' work from the very beginning of his literary activity until today. In that sense, at least, the eight poems published here can be said to constitute an exemplary selection.-The EditorsJournal Of The Hellenic DiasporaVolume 5.3 (1978) (pp. 57-87)
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Yiannis Ritsos (Greek: Γιάννης Ρίτσος; 1 May 1909 – 11 November 1990) was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II.