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by Blake More - Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 06:59 PM
  Hi, Y'All.................I am trying to read a poem by Andreas Kalvos and I'm having a helluva time with it. I know all the words and forms but cannot get to the meaning. Can anyone direct me to a web site/page where I can find English translations of his poems? Please? Much obliged. Blake More
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First of all
by Yiannis Koniaris - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 02:44 AM
  what does helluva time mean? thoughtful
Searching on Google I read that it is used for emphasizing how good something is. For example it was one helluva party!
With regards to Andreas Kalvos site with lyrics...
I have no idea. If there is a site I think it will show only the lyrics in Greek. It is a very difficult process to translate poems and any essay texts in English.
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Re: Kalvos
by Greg Brush - Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 01:46 PM
  "helluva" is the spelling of the colloquial pronunciation of the phrase "hell of a", which means "a very great amount or degree of". In the specific context of Blake's posting, "a helluva time" means "a very difficult process" and implies a large amount of time spent in finding out what he wants to know.

Greg Brush
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Re: Kalvos
by Yiannis Koniaris - Thursday, 26 December 2013, 12:54 PM
  Thanks Greg.

Well I found this:

But it has only four poems. One is translated into English.