The “Kakalidis Μethod for literature analysis”

“This paper aims at presenting the work of philosopher and poet Dimitris Kakalidis (1943-1995), emphasising the method he developed for the analysis of short stories and poetry, termed as the ‘Kakalidis Method’. In his works, the two volumes on ‘The Wisdom of Poetry’ and ‘The Wisdom of the Short Story’, he presents an innovative method of analysing 100 poems and 36 stories by Greek authors; this, acquires a perspective that pervades and reveals the inner spiritual resources of each work, demonstrating universal messages. Each literary piece takes dimensions beyond the visible contours, revealing the infinite within the limited, bringing the unconscious into consciousness. His starting point for each analysis is ‘Man-Humanity-Entity’ in their everlasting, intertwined relationship, based on the belief that each individual is an enlightened being in their core, going through life’s path only for this to be expressed in action…”

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