Giorgos Seferis Biography

Biography of Giorgios Seferis, recipient of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Literature, who was born in Smyrna, Greece. His birth name was Georgios Seferiadis.

Giorgios Seferis, recipient of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Smyrna, Greece. His birth name was Georgios Seferiadis. His father was a lawyer, and he studied law himself at the University of Paris.

Seferis began writing poetry at the age of 14. He gained recognition as a writer with his first publication, I STROFI (THE TURNING POINT), which was published in 1931.

Giorgios Seferis died in Athens, Greece in 1971.

CHRONOLOGY

1900 He was born in Smyrna, Greece. (March 13)

1914 He moved with his family to Athens.

1917 He graduated from the First Classical Gymnasium.

1918 He moved with his family to Paris.

1924 He completed his doctoral requirments in Paris.

1925 He returned to Athens.

1926 He entered the Royal Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1931 I STROFI (THE TURNING POINT)

1932 I STERNA (THE CISTERN)

1935 MITHISTORIMA (MYTHICAL STORY); GHYMNOPEDHIA

1936 He served as a diplomat in Albania.

1940 IMEROLOYION KATASTROMATOS I (LOGBOOK); TETRADHIO YIMNASMATON (EXERCISE BOOK)



1941 He joined the Greek government-in-exile.; He married Maria Zannou.

1944 DHOKIMES; He returned to Athens.

1945 IMEROLOYION KATASTROMATOS II (LOGBOOK II)

1946 SIX POEMS FROM THE GREEK OF SIKELIANOS AND SEFERIS

1947 KIKHLI (THRUSH)

1948 THE KING OF ASINE AND OTHER POEMS; He served as a diplomat in Ankara.

1950 POIIMATA 1924-46

1953 He served as a diplomat in Lebanon.

1955 IMEROLOYION KATASTROMATOS III (LOGBOOK III)

1957 He became Greek ambassador to London.

1960 POEMS

1961 SIX POETS OF MODERN GREECE

1962 He retired from government service.

1963 DELPHI; He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1966 ON THE GREEK STYLE; TRIA KRYFA PIIMATA (THREE SELECTED POEMS)

1967 GEORGE SEFERIS: COLLECTED POEMS 1924-1955

1971 He died in Athens, Greece. (September 20)

1974 A POET'S JOURNAL: DAYS OF 1945-1951

1975 COLLECTED POEMS 1924-1970

1989 COMPLETE POEMS OF GEORGE SEFERIS

1995 GEORGE SEFERIS: COLLECTED POEMS

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