“The Lost Center” by Zisimos Lorentzatos
1961

“The Lost Center” by Zisimos Lorentzatos

ZisimosLorenzatos (1915-2004) was a literary critic with profound intellectual knowledge, critical thinking, and captivating language use who centered on modern Greek tradition. He translated Blake and Pounds and wrote about Andre Gide. With his manuscript “The Lost Center,” he shifted from modernism and the post-Renaissance humanistic tradition to “applied metaphysics.” He strongly opposed the principles of modernism and focused on the traditions of Greek orthodoxy. His legacy includes significant studies on major Greek writers, Papadiamantis, Solomos, Sikelianos, Makrigiannis, etc.