"Now that my life is near to end, according to Cavafian wondrous expression, the time has come to gather these studies that stood by me as helpers in challenging times - in times of trial - or they prevented me from the ancient hubris' stumble in moments of elation. They are not circulated on the market for quite a long time; for which gross negligence was imputed to me by many." With this phrasing placed at the gate of his three-volume work, Lorentzatos folds out the panorama of his collected texts' edition on Literary Criticism and Modern Greek Literature. This first volume includes pivotal texts on criticism and its function, as well as a series of reflective conversations with leading figures of modern Greek literature (Solomos, Karyotakis, Papadiamantis, Cavafy, Sikelianos, Seferis, etc.), which had first come to light in the period 1945-1984.