Literary Birthday – 13 March – George Seferis

George Seferis was born 13 March 1900 and died 20 September 1971.


  1. For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
  2. Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
  3. Don’t ask who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.

George Seferis, the pen name of Georgios Seferiades, was a Greek poet-diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. The most comprehensive collection in English translation is George Seferis. Collected Poems. He also translated poetry into Greek and wrote essays.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 12th March 2020