Month: February 2019

Gloriana, as refracted by Alkaios

By: | Post date: 2019-02-21 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Culture, Modern Greek

Akis Alkaios was one of the great Greek lyricists of the past fifty years, in a culture which valued and cultivated the great lyricist. In his biggest hits, With a Canoe and Rosa, he was darkly allusive, yet still successfully universal and moving—like his great contemporary Manos Eleftheriou. (Alkaios had to insist against the record […]

Updated post on the language of Syros

By: | Post date: 2019-02-13 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Modern Greek

I have expanded my old Quora post, and just had it published in Greek on Nikos Sarantakos’ blog:

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