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Our shop has been operating in Thessaloniki under the name Christos and Nestor C. Kavvadas since 1979. We collect and sell mainly books and archive material from the 20th century. In addition, our stock includes printed and hand-written documents of all descriptions relating to the everyday life and activities of Greeks in the same century. We would like to thank you for visiting our site and are at your service either to provide you with items from our catalogue or any related information.

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The Plunge

Ezra Pound

I would bathe myself in strangeness:
These comforts heaped upon me, smother me!
I burn, I scald so for the new,
New friends, new faces,
Places!
Oh to be out of this,
This that is all I wanted
- save the new.

And you,
Love, you the much, the more desired!
Do I not loathe all walls, streets, stones,
All mire, mist, all fog,
All ways of traffic?
You, I wold have flow over me like water,
Oh, but far out of this!
Grass, and low fields, and hills,
And sun,
Oh, sun enough!
Out, and alone, among some
Alien people!

From "Poems from Ripostes", 1912