Greek poet Odysseus Elitis (1911-1996) also spelled Odysseas Elytes, original surname Alepoudelis
winner of the 1979 Nobel prize for literature. "Axion Esti". He was born in 1911 in the city of Iraklion in the southern Aegean island of Crete and he studied Law in the University of Athens.Elitis began writing poetry in 1935 and since then he never stopped. He also wrote treatises and translated in Greek some of the best works of foreign literature. In his poems is noticed a deep sense of life, and a strength that are being manifested through the continuous presentation of vague pictures connected with each other through logical consequence. He was one of the most important contemporary European writers and one of the leading representatives of surrealism.