An event dedicated to Greek literature, and more specifically world-renowned poet Constantinos Cavafy and writer Nikos Kazantzakis will take place in Bucharest on Thursday, in the Auditorium of the Bucharest Museum of Art, with the participation of eminent Romanian academics.
The event, under the aegis of the Greek embassy to Romania, will mark the 145th anniversary of the birth (and 75th anniversary of the death) of the Alexandria-born poet and the 125th anniversary of the Cretan writer's birth.
Greek ambassador in Bucharest George Poukamisas will inaugurate the event, while World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) president Stefanos Tamvakis and Ekaterini Sofianou, president of the event's sponsor, SofMedica, will address brief greetings. Addresses will further be delivered by Romanian literary historian and critic and dean of the Romanian Academy's literary department Eugen Simion, who will speak on Cavafy, and literature professor and comparative critic Elisabeta Lasconi will speak on Kazantzakis.
Also, presentations will be made of two new bilingual publications that were circulated this year: Poeme (Poems) of Cavafy, by the Omonia publishing house, and Kazantzakis' Hristos rastingnit din nou (Christ Recrucified), by the Humanistas publishing firm.
Excerpts of works by the two Greek literary greats will also be read out by Bucharest National Theater actors.
Source: Athens News Agency