The Collected Poems: with parallel Greek text

The Collected Poems with parallel Greek text The Greek poet C P Cavafy is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth century European poetry conjuring a rich interior world through lyrical evocations of remembered passi

  • Title: The Collected Poems: with parallel Greek text
  • Author: Constantinos P. Cavafis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Greek poet C P Cavafy 1863 1933 is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth century European poetry, conjuring a rich interior world through lyrical evocations of remembered passions, imagined monologues and dramatic retellings of his native Alexandria s ancient past.

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    1. Best translation out there, and –unlike the 1984 translation– here the Greek original has polytonic spelling

    2. At a straight (well.) angle, from reflexive experience, leading from then to then through History in a strange manipulation of Time - to bring together a set of fixed (yet loose, sometimes lost) sensations. This collection of poems travels across the human dimension, weaving classical History with the contemporary void, correcting the present with its memories of the past. It is as if Cavafy has lived through all the ages he writes odes of/to, known all the individual men quoted, brought always [...]

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