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Odysseus Elytis

nobel prize for literature

Details of the Nobel Prize awarded to Odysseus Elytis
Full Name
of the recipient
Odysseus Elytis
AwardNobel Prize in Literature
Year of Award1979
Share in Award100.0%
Award Shared with
for the Award
for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness
Place of BirthHeraklion, Crete (now known as Greece GRC)
Date of Birth2 November 1911
at the time of Award
67 years
Place of DeathAthens, Greece GRC
Date of Death18 March 1996
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