Kosmas Politis (2445 words)

Kosmas Politis, nom de plume of Paris or Paraskevas Taveloudis (1888-1974), was born in Athens but lived in Smyrna from his early childhood until 1922. He worked in several, mainly European, banks in that city, where he married Clara Crespi, of Austro-Hungarian origin, in 1918. After the Greek Catastrophe in Asia Minor (1922), Politis went first to France and then to England. He came back to Athens in 1924, as an employee of the Ionian Bank, and built a house of his own design in the suburb of Palaio Psychiko. In 1934 he moved to Patras, as manager of the branch of the Ionian Bank, and was thus estranged from his family. However, when his daughter and her newborn child died during the German Occupation (1942), the repentant Politis …

Tsouprou, Stavroula. "Kosmas Politis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 September 2014
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13394, accessed 25 May 2019.]

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