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The Cavafy Canon (Hellenic Studies)

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This volume of 154 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.

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Paperback, 465 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Center for Hellenic Studies (first published 2007)
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Michal
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cavafy's poems enrich my days in fragile moments.
Luca Ferrarini
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I know Cavafy is known for being one of greatest. Nonetheless, I have to admit I found it particularly difficult to go through with the book.

Maybe I did not find in it what I would expect from a poem book. Most of the poems read like plain text. I guess being able to read them in their original language would make a difference.

The poems are mostly about ancient Greek history, with some exceptions (when the authors describe the different ages of his own life).

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Feb 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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cavafy: an old man in alexandria who is able in his poems (and in the mind of his avid reader too) to recreate the passion and potency of his youth and to be, actually be, that man again.

one of the greats.
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Constantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes; Greek Κ.Π. Καβάφης) was a major Greek poet who worked as a journalist and civil servant. His consciously individual style earned him a place among the most important figures not only in Greek poetry, but in Western poetry as well. He has been called a skeptic and a neo-pagan. In his poetry he examines crit ...more
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