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Cavafy as I knew him

Memas Kolaitis

Cavafy as I knew him

with 96 annotated translations of his poems and a translation of the Golden verses of Pythagoras

by Memas Kolaitis

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Published by Kolaitis in [Santa Barbara, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGolden verses. English & Greek. 1980.
    StatementMemas Kolaitis.
    ContributionsCavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933., Pythagoras.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA5610.K2 Z735
    The Physical Object
    Pagination327 leaves ;
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4164369M
    LC Control Number80146041

    Constantine Peter Cavafy (–) is the most widely read modern Greek poet both in Greece and in translation. If we count the ancients, then he is second only to Homer in a literary tradition spanning three millenia. But for all his fame, Cavafy’s biography is defined by just a few stale fragments left scattered by him and those who.   E. M. Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book Alexandria. Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and T. S. Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Second World War.

    Thirteen of these forty pieces were composed in English, a language Cavafy knew from childhood. The selection concludes with a self-portrait, written anonymously in French for a Parisian literary magazine, in which Cavafy calls himself “an ultra-modern poet, a poet of the future generations,” and shamelessly praises his own “impeccable. Once, in a conversation in later years (), Cavafy, referring to my father's strident Venizelism, said to me: 'Your father knows what o'clock it is' [in English in the text], meaning that my father knew which way the wind was blowing and that, practical man that he was, Venizelism was dictated to him by the circumstances and by his interest.

    Already in the book Comments on Cavafy, I A Saregiannis(Ikaros, Athens ), who personally knew Cavafy and conversed with him on his poems, reports that the poet “was always turning his ideas into images” and that he was feeling them “like living beings with . Constantine P. Cavafy Poems (English) Here you can find the complete list and read all of Cavafy's "published" poems () and a few of his unpublished ones. Please note that the poems are divided in chronological categories. [] Walls [] An Old Man [] The Horses of Achilles [] Prayer [] The Funeral of Sarpedon.


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Death, Cavafy's reputation has grown. He is now considered one of the finest European and modern Greek poets. His poetry is taught at schools in mainland Greece and Cyprus, and across universities around the world. E.M. Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book Alexandria.

Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and. E.M. Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book Alexandria. Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and T.S. Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Second World War.

CP Cavafy: The Complete Poems – review This beautifully produced book is therefore as complete an edition as one can expect. Mendelsohn's scholarship is formidable. and knew. Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book Alexandria. Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and T.

Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Second World War. Cavafy was a city poet, but he knew that the real action in Alexandria had taken place a couple of thousand years earlier.

Get book recommendations, fiction, poetry, and dispatches from the Author: Dan Chiasson. By then his family had lost much of its wealth, and Cavafy spent most of his adulthood working as a clerk for the Ministry of Public Works.

He was somewhat retiring, although those who knew him said he was gracious and charming, as well as being a great conversationalist able to gossip about historical figures from the distant past.5/5(7). “Waiting for the Barbarians,” with its jaundiced appreciation of cultural torpor and political stagnation, is the perfect poem to be reading just : Daniel Mendelsohn.

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. Forster, Laurence Durrell, T. Eliot, and W. 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 ina year before he had made the acquaintance of E. 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.

Cavafy as I knew him: With 96 annotated translations of his poems and a translation of the Golden verses of Pythagoras. A new collection of C.P. Cavafy's beautiful, musical poems. Ad Policy. The poet Constantine Cavafy was a cosmopolitan by both birth and inclination.

A remarkable discovery, an extraordinary literary event: the never-before translated Unfinished Poems of the great Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, published for the first time in English alongside a revelatory new rendering of the Collected Poems—translated and annotated by the renowned critic, classicist, and award-winning author of The : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

C. Cavafy () 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.5/5(5).

I was hooked, and it was all the better because Cavafy seemed a bit risqué, a bit naughty, so that to read him was both revelation and rebellion.

Cavafy became, then, my own forbidden pleasure. Full text of "The Complete Poems Of " See other formats. E.M. Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book "Alexandria". Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and T.S. Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Second World War.

In the panorama of twentieth century poetry, Cavafis' work occupies a special place/5(12).The title C.P. Cavafy: The Typography of Desire referred to the dual focus of the course: Fulbright in The book that came out of that seminar, Ο Καβάφης και οι νέοι Not all of the contributors knew Greek, and yet, as Cavafy himself understood, theFile Size: KB.E.M.

Forster knew him personally and wrote a memoir of him, contained in his book "Alexandria". Forster, Arnold Toynbee, and T.S. Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Second World War.

In the panorama of twentieth century poetry, Cavafis' work occupies a special place. /5(12).