OPINION

May 20, 1954

TITOS PATRIKIOS: (From a review by Mr K. Paraschos of the poetry collection «Dirt Road»): I must say at the outset that Mr Titos Patrikios’s book is one of the very few new books I have read lately that interested me. In fact, it interested me a great deal. The lines of poetry in this book are the work of a young man who reflects deeply, who does not borrow his feelings but tries to approach the world and life with his own emotions and who confronts the problems of the modern age with true concern. What is most important is that Patrikios has transposed this concern into poetry. A poetry that at times loses itself in a lack of definition, in concepts and symbols whose thread we do not manage to catch, in a facile presentation that is sometimes not without affectation, but which in most cases becomes poetic speech, eliciting a truly poetic response. (…) RENA KYRIAKOU: London, 18 – The distinguished Greek pianist and composer Rena Kyriakou gave a recital tonight before a packed house at the Royal Festival Hall in London (…). Her performance was warmly applauded.