The first post-war poets, like Manolis Anagnostakis, P. Thasitis and K. Kyrou, dealt with the blind alleys that circumscribe human existence in its relationships and interconnections with the social state of affairs, using understated tones and spare language.
Dinos Christianopoulos, on the one hand, sketches the landscapes of both love and history with a rather introverted lyricism. In the same period, prose writing flourished once again in the person of Yiorgos Ioannou, among others. His prose, filled with memories of his birthplace and at the same time sharpened by the introspectiveness that marks the literature of Thessaloniki, establish him as its most representative story teller.
Manolis Anagnostakis' "Stochos" (Target) represents the social questioning typical of the poetry of the post-war generation.
The subject is n o w what do you think
We ate well we drank well
we lived our live well so far
Minor troubles balanced by minor gains
The subject is n o w what do you think.