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Problems of an Empire

Fiction Nanos Valaoritis

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How important to designate even the most unimportant occurrence: What is nameless cannot exist.

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No. 27

No. 27


Nanos Valaoritis is a Greek writer. Born in 1921, he escaped from German-occupied Greece​ in 1944​; moved to Paris in 1954, where he met André Breton; returned to Greece in 1960, where he edited the Greek avant-garde literary review Pali; and moved to San Francisco in 1968, where he lived for over twenty years. He is the co-editor of An Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry (Talisman House) and the author of numerous books of poetry, prose, and essays, several of which were published by ​Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books.


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