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Black Light: Poems in memory of George Seferis
King of Hearts, Norwich (3rd edition) 1995, ISBN 0 9518657, pb 28pp, £ 4.95Series 3 No. 5 - Transgressions
Review by Paschalis Nikolaou
Also reviewed: Richard Burns, Mavro Fos: Poiimata eis mnimin Yiorgou Seferi, translated by Nasos Vayenas, Ilias Layios. Lalon Ydor series no. 3, Typothito, Athens 2005, ISBN 960-402-186-9, pb 68pp, € 6.73
'He was struck, as everyone is, by the light. Instead of being half absorbed into the object, as in England, in Greece the object seemed to give of...» Read review in full» More reviews in this issue
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