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Christoforos Liontakis (Greek: Χριστόφορος Λιοντάκης) (b. Heraklion, Crete 1945) is an award winning Greek poet and translator. He read Law at the University of Athens and Philosophy of Law at Sorbonne, Paris. His first collection of poems was published in 1973.

He belongs to the so-called Genia tou 70, which is a literary term referring to Greek authors who began publishing their work during the 1970s, especially towards the end of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 and at the first years of the Metapolitefsi.

For his collection of poems With the Light, in 1999, he received the Greek National Book Award for the Year 2000 and the poetry prize of the prestigious literary journal Diavazo. The French Ministry of Culture has honored him with the Knighthood of the Arts and Letters and the municipality of Heraklion, has awarded him with the Nikos Kazantzakis Literary Prize.


Το τέλος του τοπίου (The end of the landscape), 1973
Μετάθεση (Transference), 1976
Υπόγειο γκαράζ (Underground Garage), 1978
Ο Μινώταυρος μετακομίζει (The Minotaur Moves), 1982
O ροδώνας με τους χωροφύλακες (Rose Garden with the Gendarmes), 1988
Με το φως (With the Light), 1999 [1]


Νυχτερινό γυμναστήριο (Nocturnal Gymnasium), 1993

Selected translations

Stendhal, Αρμάνς (Armance), 1978[2]
Bonnefoy, Yves, Οι τάφοι της Ραβέννας (Les Tombeaux de Ravenne), 1981
Genet, Jean, Ο σκοινοβάτης, 1986
Rimbaud, Arthur, Μια εποχή στην Κόλαση (Une Saison en Enfer), 2004

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