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The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy: A New Translation
C. P. Cavafy
0393061426
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Excellent as the versions of Theoharis Constantine Theoharis ( Before Time Could Change Them, 2001), Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard ( Collected Poems, 1975), and Rae Dalven ( Complete Poems, 1961) are, Barnstone's translations of the great Greek modernist poet are the most immediate of all. Gerald Stern acknowledges as much in the foreword here and seconds Auden's wonder that poetry in a language he doesn't know could so powerfully influence him. Stern attributes Cavafy's impact to the "tender humanism" he shares with such peers as Yeats, Rilke, and Stevens. Cavafy wrote two kinds of poetry, often in the same poem. One is about homosexual love; the other, about turning points in Greek history from the Trojan War to the late Byzantine Empire. There is always in a Cavafy poem a focal consciousness,...


C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems
C. P. Cavafy
0691015376
September 1992
Paperback
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Review
Among the key books of our century and should be read by anyone who cares for poetry.

Book Description

C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) lived in relative obscurity in Alexandria, and a collected edition of his poems was not published until after his death. Now, however, he is regarded as the most important figure in twentieth-century Greek poetry, and his poems are considered among the most powerful in modern European literature. Here is an extensively revised edition of the acclaimed translations of Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard, which capture Cavafy's mixture of formal and idiomatic use of language and preserve the immediacy of his frank treatment of homosexual themes, his brilliant re-creation of history, and his astute political ironies. The resetting of the entire edition has...



Essential Cavafy
Edmund Keeley (Editor)
0880015160
November 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Cavafy's mythical world presents us with an image of the good life--the life of exquisite sensuality, refined tastes, and mixed faiths--that more often than not carries within it the ripening prospect of its own death; yet in his work there appears to be no other life more worthy of celebration.... As ironist and realist, his vision is readily translatable into the language of contemporary experience; and the commitment to hedonism, to political skepticism, and to honest self-awareness... anticipates the prevailing aura of our times.

Excerpted from The Essential Cavafy (The Essential Poets Series) by Edmund Keeley, C. P. Cavafy. Copyright © 1996. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
The Horses of AchillesWhen they saw Patroklos dead--so brave and strong, so...


Voices of Modern Greece
Edmund Keeley
0691013829
Jan 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
This anthology is composed of revised translations selected from five volumes of work by major poets of modern Greece offered by Keeley and Sherrard during the 1960s and '70s. Poems chosen are those that translate most successfully into English and that are also representative of the best work of the original poets--C.P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, and Nikos Gatsos.

Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Complete Poems of Cavafy
C. P. Cavafy
0156198207
October 1976
Paperback
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Book Description
Cavafy, the foremost modern Greek poet, is a master at presenting a scene, an intense feeling, or an idea in direct, unornamented verse. Many of the poems are openly homosexual. Sixty-three newly translated poems have been added to the widely praised edition which includes the classic poem “Ithaca.” Introduction by W. H. Auden. Translated by Rae Dalven.


Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek


Cavafy's Alexandria
Edmund Keeley
0691044988
December 1995
Paperback
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Review
Keeley has performed an invaluable service in tracing [Cavafy's] deliberate arrangement of his work. In this way such seminal poems as The God Abandons Antony or The City are revealed in their full thematic importance, while many others when seen in their proper place in the design take on a significance which they lacked in isolation.

Book Description

C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy's literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth.



Selected Poems
C. P. Cavafy
190123326X
June 1999
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


I've Gazed so Much
C. P. Cavafy
0952996197
January 2003
Paperback
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