By Dimitris Papanikolaou
Between 1945 and 1975, in either France and Greece, literature supplied the classy standards, cultural status and institutional foundation for what aspired to be a better kind of renowned track and the actual consultant of a countrywide renowned song. released poems have been set to renowned tune, whereas severe discourse celebrated a few songwriters not just for being ‘as solid as poets’ yet for being ‘singing poets’ of their personal correct. This hard and stimulating examine is the 1st to chart the parallel cultural methods within the nations from a comparative point of view. Bringing jointly cultural reports with literary feedback, it bargains new angles at the paintings of Georges Brassens, Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos.