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    DescriptionC.P. Cavafy (1863-1933), widely considered one of the most important poets of the last century, uncannily translates history, the record of the many, into a personal document. Though wickedly satirical, many of his poems are located in a landscape of intimacy. Drawing on the ancient Greek poetic tradition, his poetry is internal, whether his speaker is a spoiled rich boy who plans to enter politics or an ostracised, pure and beautiful young man destroyed by poverty and priggish social mores. In these new glimmering and lyrical translations, with an introduction and scholarly endnotes co-written with Willis Barnstone, Aliki Barnstone has been faithful to the original Greek, capturing both Cavafy's song and his vernacular in ways neglected in previous translations. Paying close attention to tone and diction, she has employed her well-tuned poet's ear, making Cavafy's verse breathe new music in English.


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    Title
    The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy
    Subtitle
    A New Translation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Constantine P. Cavafy, Translated by Aliki Barnstone
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Modern (1453-)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393061420
    ISBN 10: 0393061426
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    DC22: 889.132, 889/.132
    LC classification: PA5610 .K2 A2 2006
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    28 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ALIKI BARNSTONE teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An editor and critic, her translations have appeared in American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review and other journals.
    Review quote
    Cavafy s simplicity, learning, pleasure in sex, tranquility in exile, have healed our anguish for over a century. . . . Cavafy s deeply cultured melancholy and praise of learning and the body flow unimpeded in Barnstone s translations. --Andrei Codrescu"