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Cavafy as I knew him with 12 annotated translations of his poems and a translation of the Golden verses of Pythagoras by Memas Kolaitis

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Published by Kolaitis Dictionaries in Santa Barbara, Calif. (1201 Alta Vista Rd., Santa Barbara 93103) .
Written in English


  • Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933.,
  • Poets, Greek (Modern) -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Poems in English and Greek.

Other titlesGolden verses. English & Greek. 1980.
Statementby Memas Kolaitis.
ContributionsCavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933., Pythagoras.
LC ClassificationsPA5610.K2 Z735 1980b
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3048181M
LC Control Number82141578

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  “Waiting for the Barbarians,” with its jaundiced appreciation of cultural torpor and political stagnation, is the perfect poem to be reading just : Daniel Mendelsohn. C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems Paperback – Septem by It seemed as if the actress knew that she was temporarily entrusted with one of the finest poems of the twentieth century but did not understand that in the greatest poetry it is the seemingly natural rhythmic invocation—the easy lyrical combination of both historical and /5(13). 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.   Constantine Cavafy may not be a household name, but the Greek poet was admired by English novelist E.M. Forster, and Jacqueline Kennedy loved his .

This volume of poems by Constantine Cavafy is the entire body of work by the artist widely considered a master of modern Greek poetry. Published only privately during his lifetime, Cavafy's poems achieved international acclaim when writers such as E. M. Forster, Laurence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden brought his work to a worldwide audience/5. Constantine P. Cavafy, also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes was a renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday. Biography Cavafy was born in in Alexandria.   Cavafy, C P: Book Selected Poems by C P Cavafy, translated by E Keeley and P Sherrard, revd by L Durrell; illus Later in the day came other translators who really knew .   Cavafy, t met the year-old Lapathiotis in , a year before he had made the acquaintance of E. M. Forster. In his autobiography, Lapathiotis, who in his later life was open about his homosexuality, tells us that he had arrived in Alexandria as a second lieutenant to accompany his father, a general in the Greek army.