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Title: Between modernism and the avant-garde : literary experimentation in the early 1960s in Greece (the case of the literary magazine Pali [1964-1967]).
Author: Arseniou, Elizabeth.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3429 819X
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1995
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This study is an investigation of the role of the "little magazine" flriAZ, published in the early 1960s in Greece, as well as the work of its contributors. By experimenting with the use or abuse, expansion or minimisation of literary language, the group of flriAZ contributed to the constitution of the Greek 1960s and offered an alternative paradigm of a peripheral Western neo-avant-garde. The first chapter offers a brief account of the political and cultural background to the magazine's publication. The second chapter explores the tradition of the avant-garde "little magazines", the developments of Greek and international alternative press in the 1960s and the features of flaAz as a "little magazine". The third chapter reviews the developments of international and Greek I modernism and the avant-garde and examines the debates on literary modernity in the Greek criticism of the 1960s. The fourth chapter considers the work of Manto Aravantinou, Nikos Stangos and Kostas Tachtsis, three contributors of IlaAz whose literature introduced innovative oral and textual strategies. Chapter five explores the ways Alexandros Schinas views language and literature in his meta- fictional literary work. It examines his experimental techniques. analyses his "hyperlexist" contribution to IlaAz and his views on the language question. Finally, the sixth chapter explores the background of the magazine's "anti-realist generation". It examines their work within the context of international avantgarde and analyses their contributions to the reformation of the literary and cultural attitude during the 1960s.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Language; Literature