Cavafy: Poems

Cavafy: Poems

Description

The Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) is a towering figure of twentieth-century literature. No modern poet brought so vividly to life the history and culture of Mediterranean antiquity; no writer dared break, with such taut energy, the taboos of his time surrounding homoerotic desire. In this edition, award-winning translator and editor Daniel Mendelsohn has made a selection of the poet's best-loved works, including such favorites as "Waiting for the Barbarians," "Ithaca," and "The God Abandons Antony." Accompanied by Mendelsohn's explanatory notes, the poems collected here cover the vast sweep of Hellenic civilization, from the Trojan War through Cavafy's own lifetime. Whether advising Odysseus as he returns home to Ithaca or portraying a doomed Marc Antony on the eve of his death, Cavafy's poems make the historic profoundly and movingly personal.

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Details

Author(s)
C P Cavafy, Daniel Mendelsohn
Format
Hardback | 239 pages
Dimensions
112 x 160 x 23mm | 227g
Publication date
11 Mar 2014
Publisher
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0375712429
ISBN13
9780375712425
Bestsellers rank
78,359