OPINION

January 5, 1956

DIONYSIOS SOLOMOS: (From the column «An Athenian’s Notes.») «I very much liked the phrase with which Mr Linos Politis ends his recently published, small but very substantial book ‘Solomos in his Letters’… ‘Just as (Solomos’s) work was a reflection of his life, the same absolute truth, the same absolute sincerity prevailed in his actions and his work. That harmony of morals and aesthetics, thought and action should be emphasized wherever it is encountered – and that is not very often. This is the desire of every genuine intellectual and the demand of those who only find real joy when they encounter a truly complete personality, an artist whose life and work emanate the same quality, in which life does not cancel out the work. ‘Everyone recognizes me in my book,’ says Montaigne, ‘and my book in me.’ These are wonderful words that should be the motto of every real artist who feels that the quality of the soul determines that of the work, and that a mediocre soul is incapable of creating a truly excellent work.» ROBIROS MANTHOULIS: On Tuesday (January 8) Robiros Manthoulis, film director and professor at the Cinema Academy, will speak at the Hellenic-American Union on «The Dynamism of American Cinema.»