Monthly Archives: July 2015

Transcriptions in Piano and Poetry

Why are there piano transcriptions but relatively few poetry transcriptions? A splendid example of the latter is a recently posted performative transcription (2014) of “Thοse you see“/Αυτούς που βλέπεις (1963), a well-known song by Mihalis Katsaros (lyrics) and Mikis Theodorakis … Continue reading

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“Ten Reasons Why You Should Drop Everything and Read Cavafy Right Now”

[This is the larger part of a newspaper article commissioned by the Greek-American weekly The National Herald and published on Dec. 17, 2013, as part of a commemorative section entitled “Remembering Cavafy, 150 Years Later.”] Here are ten reasons why … Continue reading

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“From Left Melancholy to Anarchist Despair” [essay in Greek]

Βασίλης Λαμπρόπουλος Από την αριστερή μελαγχολία στην αναρχική απόγνωση Αυτές οι παράγραφοι προτείνουν μια ερμηνευτική προσέγγιση. Το ποιητικό, δοκιμιακό και κριτικό έργο του Βύρωνα Λεοντάρη αξίζει να αναλυθεί στα πλαίσια της ευρύτερης θεματικής που αποκαλείται “αριστερή μελαγχολία”. Πρόκειται για τη … Continue reading

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On not Talking to a Close Friend (3)

Like most sentimental popular music, Greek love songs enact affection and attachment. But for/to whom? That is often unclear as it all depends on the listener’s affliction and attunement.  The destination of the song, which to everybody singing it is … Continue reading

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