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The Prankster single work   poetry   "I'm not too worried you might lose me my job."
Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 The Prankster
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  • Translated from the Greek.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon To Vivlio ton Epigrammaton Dimitris Tsaloumas , Thessaloniki : Nea Poreia , 1980 Z939558 1980 selected work poetry The Book of Epigrams St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1985 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon New and Selected Poems Dimitris Tsaloumas , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z12789 2000 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 pg. 82
    Note: Author note: 'Born and bred in the fascist-held Dodecanese; liberated some time after the war only to experience the rigours of the Greek brand of police state first sponsored by the British and later perfected and liberally supported by their American successors, I developed a kind of affection for collaborators and informers. This poem is based on some wartime memories of the latter, a well-known informer in this case, whom I saw jumping off the roof of our house the moment I entered the courtyard one stormy winter night in 1942' (p. 132).
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