On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of our Nobel Prize-winning poet, George Seferis, on September 20, 1971, the Greek Parliament presents evidence from his life and work.
Starting with his death and funeral, which took on the dimensions of an anti-dictatorship event, the simple Exhibition presented in the south corridor of the ground floor of the Parliament House seeks to highlight both his writing and diplomatic careers, the “two masters”, like himself he said, which dominated his life.
The title “In the way of the General Assembly” has been taken from the poem of the same name (Collection: Exercise Book), from which the first verse is famous, “Wherever I go Greece hurts me”. This choice is not accidental, as the exhibits allow the poet himself to talk about his life and work.
In total, 40 works by G. Seferis are exhibited.