Napoleon Lapathiotis


Napoleon Lapathiotis Greek: Ναπολέων Λαπαθιώτης; 31 October 1888 – 7 January 1944 was a Greek poet A native of Athens, he began writing and publishing poetry when he was eleven In 1907, along with others, he established the Igiso Ἡγησώ, from the Attic Greek name Hēgēso magazine, in which he published his works In 1909, he graduated from the law school of the University of Athens His first book of poems was published in 1939

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Poems
  • 3 Other works
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Personal life

Lapathiotis was openly gay and had communist beliefs Poor in later life and an opium addict, he committed suicide with a revolver on 7 January 1944

The 1985 film Meteor and Shadow was based on his life

Poems

Lapathiotis house in Exarcheia

Famous poems by Lapathiotis include:

  • Τὰ καημένα τὰ πουλάκια
  • Τὰ χλωμά τὰ κοριτσάκια
  • Ἔχω ἕνα ἀηδόνι
  • Ποιητής
  • Μυστικό
  • Ἐπεισόδιο
  • Ἡ χαρά
  • Συντριβή
  • Ἀναμνήσεις
  • Our old song Τὸ παλιό μας τραγοῦδι
  • Small song Μικρὸ τραγοῦδι
  • Παραμύθι
  • Πόθος
  • Στὴ νυχτερινὸ κέντρο
  • Χειμωνιάτικο τοπίο
  • Ἐκ βαθέων
  • Στὴ φυλακή
  • Κούραση
  • Κλείσε τὰ παράθυρα
  • Φαντάσματα
  • Βαθύ κι ἐξαίσιο βράδυ
  • Μοναξιά
  • Ἑκάτης πάθη
  • Νυχτερινό
  • Οἱ μπερντέδες
  • Ἐρωτικό
  • Οἱ κύκνοι τὸ φθινόπωρο
  • Λυπήσου
  • Προσμένω πάλι
  • Σπαρασμός
  • Untitled Ἄτιτλο
  • 1939
  • Φάντασμα
  • Προσμονή
  • Εἶμαι μόνος
  • Ἐρινύες
  • Vao, ghao, dhao Βαο, γαο, δαο
  • Τ᾿ ἁπλὸ παιδί πού ἐγὼ ἀγαπῶ
  • Song Τραγούδι
  • Ὅταν βραδιάζει
  • Ἕνας χαμένος κύκλος
  • Ἀποχαιρετισμοί στη μουσική
  • Ἀποχαιρετισμός
  • Ἀποχαιρετιστήριο
  • Κραυγή

Other works

  • My Life Ἡ Ζωή μου, unfinished autobiography
  • Nero the tyrant Νέρων ὁ Τύραννος, 1901, theatrical play for children

References

  1. ^ "Meteoro kai Skia", New York Times, retrieved 2008-01-04 
  2. ^ Cornucopia, etc by Alex Moskios

External links

  • Meteor and Shadow on IMDb




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