Biography and History

George Seferis was a Greek poet and the 1963 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Source: From the finding aid for C0782

Biography and History

George Seferis was a Greek diplomat, ambassador, poet and translator. He held various posts with the Royal Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1926-1962, serving in England, Albania, Egypt, Italy, and Turkey, and was ambassador to the United Nations, 1956-1957, and to Great Britain, 1957-1962. He was the author of a number of volumes of poetry, translated many works of T. S. Eliot into Greek, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963, and was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton University in 1965.

Source: From the finding aid for C0816

  • Edmund Keeley Papers. 1910-2013 (inclusive), 1960-2011 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0763

    Edmund Keeley (1928-) is an author, translator, and Charles Barnwell Straut Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University, best known for his translations and writings on Greek poets C. P. Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytēs and Giannēs Ritsos. The papers consist of Keeley's drafts and proofs of translations, fiction, and nonfiction, including novels, articles, essays, introductions, reviews, and other writings, as well as for works he edited, along with personal and professional correspondence, faculty material, files of the P.E.N. American Center and other institutions with which he was involved, awards and speeches, biographical materials, family papers, scrapbook and other printed materials, manuscripts of others, and photographs.

  • George Seferis Photographs of Cyprus. 1953-1955 (bulk), 1953-1971 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0782

    Consists of 138 photographs of Cyprus taken by Greek poet and Nobel Prize winner George Seferis.

  • Selected Papers of George Seferis. 1935-1993 (inclusive), 1940-1970 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0816

    George Seferis was a Greek diplomat, ambassador, poet and translator. He held various posts with the Royal Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was ambassador to the United Nations, 1956-1957, and to Great Britain, 1957-1962. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963, and was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton University in 1965.

  • Antōnēs Dekavalles Papers. 1935-2008 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0833

    This collection consists of papers of Antōnēs Dekavalles, a Greek poet, professor at Fairleigh Dickenson University, and editor of The Charioteer, A Review of Modern Greek Culture. Included are: correspondence, autograph manuscripts and typescripts, drafts, miscellaneous notes, and files related to his affiliated organizations.

  • Nikos Stangos Papers. 1953-2009 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1375

    Consists of personal papers of Nikos Stangos, a prolific Modern Greek poet and one of the most influential figures in British art publishing. For more than 30 years he was responsible for some of the most important art books of the late 20th century. As a result, in his modest way, he helped shape the discipline of art history in Britain and the United States.

  • Alexandros Xydēs Collection. 1939-2000 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1376

    Consists of the collection of Alexandros Xydēs, Greek diplomat and art critic. Included are typed manuscripts, correspondence, off-prints, ephemera, and other printed material with a focus on Greek politics, Cyprus, human rights, and international relations.