The Collected Poems: with parallel Greek text

Paperback | November 9, 2008

byC.P. Cavafy, Anthony HirstTranslated byEvangelos Sachperoglou

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'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 (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, andhe 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 twentiethcentury.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.

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'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 (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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.66 inPublished:November 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555958

ISBN - 13:9780199555956

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