C.P. Cavafy : Collected Poems. - Revised Edition

C.P. Cavafy : Collected Poems. - Revised Edition

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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 permitted the translators to review each poem and to make alterations where appropriate. George Savidis has revised the notes according to his latest edition of the Greek text. About the first edition: "The best [English version] we are likely to see for some time."--James Merrill, The New York Review of Books "[Keeley and Sherrard] have managed the miracle of capturing this elusive, inimitable, unforgettable voice. It is the most haunting voice I know in modern poetry."--Walter Kaiser, The New Republic

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Details

Author(s)
C. P. Cavafy, Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard, George Savidis
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 18.8mm | 369g
Publication date
28 Sep 1992
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised edition
ISBN10
0691015376
ISBN13
9780691015378
Bestsellers rank
367,603