Ζητήματα υποδοχής και πρόσληψης του Franz Kafka στην Ελλάδα
Bakogiannis, Michalis G.
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Please note: this article is in Greek. Aspects of Kafka’s reception in Modern Greek Literature: The main objective of this article is to discuss some key aspects of Kafka’s reception in Greece, an issue that has not been studied extensively by Greek criticism. Kafka’s modernism emerges for the first time in Modern Greek Literature during the Inter War years through the translations of Dem. St. Dimou, which were published in the Thessaloniki periodical Makedonikes Imeres. However, the impact of his work can best be perceived in the prose fiction writing of the so-called Second Post-War Generation (or the Generation of the 1960s). Even before though, during the period between the decades of 1940 and 1960, elements of Kafka’s work are to be found in some of the poems of the First Post-War Generation. What insights could we draw from such a finding? What type of stylistic and genealogical relations can be traced in these poems and Kafka’s parabolic writing if examined in parallel? This article will attempt to provide some answers by focusing on the examination of Miltos Sachtouris’s, Manolis Anagnostakis’s, and Giorgis Pavlopoulos’s poems in relation to Kafka’s renowned parable “Before the Law” (The Trial).