The Collected Poems
With Parallel Greek Text
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Collected Poems by C. P. Cavafy
Book Description'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. Forster E. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery, whose religious, ethnic and cultural identities are blurred, and he was one of the pioneers in expressing a specifically homosexual sensibility. His poems present brief and vivid evocations of historical scenes and sensual moments, often infused with his distinctive sense of irony. They have established him as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of Cavafy's individual tone of voice. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199555956
(196mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. P. Cavafy
Selected Poems by C.P. Cavafy, Paperback (February 2015)
Poems from 1901 to 1933, expressing political cynicism, devotion to Hellenism, homosexual love, colloquial and epigrammatic wit.
Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by C. P. Cavafy
A new translation of a poet widely considered one of the most important of the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - C. P. Cavafy
An earlier version of the translations with a different Greek text was published privately by Evangelos Sachperoglou as154 Poems in Athens in 2003.
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