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Georges Séféris : exils et sentiment d’exil

Abstract : George Seferis : exiles and the sense of exile Exile is plural in the life of Seferis, marked by forced displacements due to historical events (the Asia Minor catastrophe and World War II) and his diplomatic career. But the poet has a singular and complex relationship with exile. Indeed, the loss of his home and his native land has created an incurable malaise while his returns to Athens are always tinged with disappointment. However, from the Diary to the Poems, his experience of exile turns into a sense of exile, an essential exile, painful but nourishing. It supports a subject who is embarked on endless trips on dilapidated boats. In the position of an ordinary sailor, "I" disappears behind a collective "we", to say the suffering of a people as well as the permanence of a language that maintains a link between all the Greeks uprooted from their land and the voices from their past.
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Danièle Leclair. Georges Séféris : exils et sentiment d’exil . Le Regard de l’exilé , François Prost, Jun 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01464112⟩

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