Odysseus Elytis, 84, a Nobel Prize-winning poet whose...


March 22, 1996

Odysseus Elytis, 84, a Nobel Prize-winning poet whose lyrics about Greek history were sung by generations of schoolchildren and adults, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Athens, Greece.

Harold Courlander, 82, a writer who won a $500,000 settlement after accusing author Alex Haley of plagiarizing him in Mr. Haley's best-selling book "Roots," died March 15 in Washington of emphysema.

Jacquetta Hawkes, 85, a writer, archaeologist and the widow of playwright and novelist J. B. Priestley, died Monday in London.

Pub Date: 3/22/96

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