200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1960

Stratis Tsirkas starts to publish “Akyvernites Politeies” (Cities adrift)

The writer from the Greek community of Egypt (1911-1980) was among the reformers of the leftist representation in literature and art in the 20th century. He tried to avoid both socialist realism and dogmatism in his philosophical thinking and style. With his “AkyvernitesPoliteies” (Cities adrift), he fused modernistic style with analytical realism. He aimed to create the most cosmopolitan novel of modern Greek literature and caused ideological and aesthetic controversy with the use of the character Little Man in his book. He studied the work and philosophy of Kavafis, and his findings modified the way people perceived and understood Kavafis until then.