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The Greek Poet C P Cavafy 1863 1933 Is One Of The Most Singular And Poignant Voices Of Twentieth Century European Poetry, Conjuring A Rich Interior World Through Lyrical Evocations Of Remembered Passions, Imagined Monologues And Dramatic Retellings Of His Native Alexandria S Ancient Past. The Selected Poems of Cavafy

About the Author: Constantinos P. Cavafy

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 critically some aspects of Christianity, patriotism, and homosexuality, though he was not always comfortable with his role as a nonconformist He published 154 poems dozens remained incomplete or in sketch form His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.

10 thoughts on “The Selected Poems of Cavafy

  1. says:

    Great poems A few that I liked a lot VoicesIdeal voices, the beloved voicesof those who have died or of those who arelost to us as if they were dead.Sometimes they speak to us in dreams sometimes, in thought, the mind hears them.And with their sounds for a moment returnsounds from our life s first poetry like music at night, far off, fading out CandlesThe days of the future stand before uslike a line of b

  2. says:

    I love Cavafy and his totally free way of writing poetry This edition has both Greek and English poems The translation is pretty solid, well made and the feeling is the same which is extrordinary His style has a lot to do with it and i would recommend it to people who are not familiar with poetry Amazing edition 3

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    It always amazes how, sometimes, one finds a book completely by chance, and this book happens to be exactly what one needed at that very moment Those selected poems by Cavafy are such a book I knew the name, but nothing else The cover caught my eyes I bought it And I immediately fell under the charm of those unusual poems which are like exquisite miniatures, minuscule short stories that enthrall and evoke old,

  4. says:

    Part of The City , so far my most favorite poem in the book You will find no new land you will find no new seas.This city will follow you You will wander the samestreets and grow old in the same neighborhoods your hair will turn white in the same houses.And you will always arrive in this city Abandon any hopeof finding another place No ship, no road can take you there For just as you ve ruined your life herein thi

  5. says:

    Cavafy never published a volume of poetry in his lifetime, instead he chose to publish each poem separately in magazines or small self published pamphlets given to anyone who s interested I think he did that on purpose considering the fact that he was famous enough to publish a full volume.having to read these poems consecutively slowly becomes tiresome and boring since cavafy follows the exact same themes of greek h

  6. says:

    Doth thou seeketh epigraphs

  7. says:

    I came across a quote from one of Cavafy s poems while visiting an exhibition in Athens and I was intrigued enough to buy this small selection of his poems from the museum gift shop His directness and often melancholic style appealed to me as did the inspiration he drew from ancient history.My favourites were, for obvious reasons, the historical ones Ithaca, The God Abandons Anthony and Ionic, but also the City I felt like

  8. says:

    There are some beautiful reflective poems here, including well known ones, such as Ithaca, Waiting for the Barbarians and The God abandoning Anthony These and others are about the Greek, Roman or Alexandrian ancient past, real or imagined However, the imagined epitaphs to lost ancient youths lose their charm from over use.There are also poems about Alexandria at the turn of the 20th century, all with a yearning and longing fo

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    I like his style clean, sparse Lovely writing I ve noticed that I tend to like poets earlier work better Perhaps it just resonates with me because I am young.Favorites Antony s Ending, The Footsteps, The God Abandons Antony, Ithaka, and As Much as You Can, this last one less for the prose than for the sentiment expressed therein I d have to name The God Abandons Antony as my absolute favorite in this collection and one of my fav

  10. says:

    A collection of rather academic poetry mostly themed around ancient history While I enjoyed the austere feel of the poems, I feel they must have lost something in the process of translation Particular gems are the poems that describe homosexual life at the time of the poet these glimpses of illicit meetings or longings for beautiful young men in an intensely homophobic time were worth than any imaginings of the lives of kings and

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