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Cavafy A Biography (Duckbacks) by Liddell, Robert

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Published by Duckworth Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Poetry & poets: from c 1900 -,
  • Continental European,
  • Modern Greek Literature,
  • Poetry,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Modern Greek,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • European - General,
  • Literary,
  • Poetry / General,
  • 1863-1933,
  • Cavafy, Constantine,

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7833509M
ISBN 100715632086
ISBN 109780715632086

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Cavafy book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Constantine Cavafy lived in relative obscurity for most of his 70 years, but /5. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Constantine P. Cavafy book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Translations, like everything else, wear out over time, as l /5. About C. P. Cavafy: The Unfinished Poems. A remarkable discovery, an extraordinary literary event: the never-before translated Unfinished Poems of the great Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, published for the first time in English alongside a revelatory new rendering of the Collected Poems—translated and annotated by the renowned critic, classicist, and award-winning author of The .

May 31,  · CP Cavafy: The Complete Poems – review This beautifully produced book is therefore as complete an edition as one can expect. It was Cavafy's habit to set down a few lines on a sheet of. "A Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe." E. M. Forster's famous description of C. P. Cavafy--the most widely known and best loved modern Greek poet--perfectly captures the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language. Cavafy wrote about Price Range: $ - $ C.P. Cavafy is widely considered the most distinguished Greek poet of the 20th century. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, where his Greek parents had settled in the mids. Cavafy’s father was an importer-exporter whose business responsibilities frequently led him to the port city of. C.P. Cavafy is widely considered the most distinguished Greek poet of the 20th century. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, where his Greek parents had settled in the mids. Cavafy’s father was an importer-exporter whose business responsibilities frequently led him to the port city of Liverpool, England. Cavafy’s father died in , and the business he left in Alexandria proved.

C. P. Cavafy is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth-century European poetry, conjuring a magical interior world through lyrical evocations of remembered passions, imagined monologues and dramatic retellings of his native Alexandria's ancient past. Figures from antiquity speak with telling interruptions from the author in such. 'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy () perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Like Richard Howard’s Baudelaire or Robert Pinsky’s Dante, Mendelsohn’s Cavafy is itself a work of art. —James Longenbach, The New York Times Book Review. Superb In Daniel Mendelsohn’s new translations, both of the Unfinished poems and of the entire corpus of Cavafy’s published work, the poet’s subtle manipulations of past. In book form, Cavafy's poems were first published without dates before World War II and reprinted in PÍÍMATA (The Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy) appeared posthumously in in Alexandria. The only evidence of public recognition in Greece during his later years was his receipt, in , of the Order of the Phoenix from the Greek.