Nanos Valaortis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1921, of Greek parents. He has lived in Athens, Paris, and the United States, and he now teaches at San Francisco State University. One of Greece's most distinguished contemporary writers, he is the author of novels, plays, and poetry, and was twice awarded the Greek national poetry prize.
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Full of wit and wonder, these prose poems, meditations, and narratives open onto rare and unexpected vistas of history and myth, language, and the art of writing. Nanos Valaoritis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1921, of Greek parents. He has...