“Among the most prolific writers of this generation was Gregorios Ksenopoulos (1867-1951), from Zakynthos. […] His novels are influenced by realism and naturalism; he also recognized as teachers Balzac and Zola, and even Dickens and Daudet. It is also worth mentioning the great leap that modern Greek literature has made with it from the limited context of the ethographic narrative to the complex urban novel. And again, it is not irrelevant how much Ksenopoulos has been read by a wide audience, thus broadening the general interest in literature. ”
Angelos Sikelianos (born March 28, 1884, Lefkada, Greece — died June 19, 1951, Athens, Greece), was a Greek lyric poet and playwrighter whose themes include Greek history, religious symbolism, as well as universal harmony.
Dionysios Solomos is the leading poet of the 19th century ionian poetry tradition. He is considered to be the national poet of Greece, as the first two turns of the work of Hymn to Liberty, melodised by Nicholaos Mantzaros, were established in 1865, cf. as the Greek national anthem.Read more “Cultural Itinerary of Dionysios Solomos in Zakynthos-Italy-Corfu”
Konstantinos Theotokis (born May 13, 1872, Corfu, Greece—died July 1, 1923, Corfu), Greek novelist of the realist school, whose clear and pure Demotic Greek was flavoured by Corfiote idioms. Theotokis came from an aristocratic family that had fled to Corfu after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.