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Alexēs Aslanoglou Papers


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Aslanoglou, Alexēs

Alexēs Aslanoglou, literary prseudonym of Nikolaos Arslanoglou, was born in Thessalonikē in 1931 by parents coming from Asia Minor. He belongs to the second post-war generation of Greek poets. He appeared on the Greek literary scene in 1952 with the poetic one-act play "Sea and Synchronization". He also published many poetic collections such as "Difficult Death" (1954), "Myronas's Death" (1960), "Poems for a Summer" (1963), "Field Hospital" (1972), "Crude Oil" (1974), "The Difficult Death" (a concise poem anthology, 1978, 1985), "Odes to the Prince" (1981, 1991), "Three Poems" (1987). In 1979, he moved from Thessalonikē to Athens. He traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was awarded a distinction by the Municipality of Thessalonikē (1957) and a grant by the Ministry of Culture (1974-1976, 1994). He was also honoured by the Municipality of Athens (1986). He died in Athens in 1996.

Consists of two notebooks containing Aslanoglou's handwritten translation in Greek of a lecture by Albert Camus; a typescript of a poetry collection titled "Nosokomeio ekstrateias", 1971; and loose leaves of typescripts of other poems (1951-1971).

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2019-127).

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in December 2021. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in Decemeber 2021.

No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

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Collection Inventory

Typescripts of Poems, 1951-1971. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of typed manuscripts, including a poetry collection titled "Nosokomeio ekstrateias" (1971); and the poems "Kairo" (1967); "Stēn trypherē apoikia" (1967); "Nychterino" (1951); and "Massalia" (1967).

Physical Description

1 folder

Lecture: Ho kallitechnēs kai hē epochē tou, 1957. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two notebooks containing a handwritten translation in Greek by Aslanoglou of the lecture delivered by Albert Camus in Uppsala University on December 14, 1957.

Physical Description

1 folder

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