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The Selected Poems of Cavafy 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



10 thoughts on “The Selected Poems of Cavafy

  1. says:

    Great poems A few that I liked a lotVoicesIdeal voices the beloved voicesof those who have died or of those who arelost to us as if they were deadSometimes they speak to us in dreams;sometimes in thought the mind hears themAnd with their sounds for a moment returnsounds from our life’s first poetry –like music at night far off fading out CandlesTh


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    Cavafy's writing was shaped by a sense of fatalism and loss he lost his father and a family fortune in his childhood; as an adult he lost ten people he was really close to in twenty years; he found it difficult to adapt to parochialism in Alexandria the necessity of working for a living he worked in a ministry but supplemented his income with gambling and


  3. 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


  4. says:

    Utterly brilliant book of poems One of the best I have ever read Perhaps the best Many of the poems spoke to me directly especially during the time when I was reading them lockdown because of the coronavirus The themes of isolation nostalgia yearning hit me with great forceOne early poem in this volume ‘The City’ is perhaps my favourite poem by any poet It is


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    Part of The City so far my most favorite poem in the book You will find no new land; you will find no new seasThis city will follow you You will wander the samestreets and grow old in the same neighborhoods;your hair will turn white in the same housesAnd you will always arrive in this city Abandon any hopeof finding another place No ship no road can take you there Fo


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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 exuisite miniatures minuscule short st


  7. 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 volumehaving to read these poems consecutively slowly becomes tiresome and boring since cavafy


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    Doth thou seeketh epigraphs?


  9. says:

    I have gazed so much on beautythat my eyes overflow with itI enjoyed Cavafy far than I anticipated and I expected to like him This book is organized chronologically and I admired the early poems the best Almost every one of the early ones I marked or annotated in some way for a great phrase image or impactful totality All of the poems are well executed and fall along a couple of th


  10. says:

    I came across a uote 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 historyMy favourites were for obvious reasons the historical ones Ithaca The God Abandons Anthony and Ioni


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About the Author: Constantinos P. Cavafy

ΚΠ Καβάφης 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