Poems

Poems : The Canon

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C.P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis) is one of the most important Greek poets since antiquity. He was born, lived, and died in Alexandria (1863-1933), with brief periods spent in England, Constantinople, and Athens. Cavafy set in motion the most powerful modernism in early twentieth-century European poetry, exhibiting simple truths about eroticism, history, and philosophy - an inscrutable triumvirate that informs the Greek language and culture in all their diachrony. The Cavafy "Canon" plays with the complexities of ironic Socratic thought, suffused with the honesty of unadorned iambic verse. Based on a fifty-year continuous scholarly and literary interaction with Cavafy's poetry and its Greek and western European intertexts, John Chioles has produced an authoritative and exceptionally nuanced translation of the complex linguistic registers of Cavafy's Canon into English.
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  • Hardback | 420 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • 0674053265
  • 9780674053267
  • 1,944,946

About Constantine P. Cavafy

Constantine Cavafi was a major Greek poet who worked as a journalist and civil servant during his lifetime. Dimitrios Yatromanolakis is a Faculty Associate in the Department of the Classics at Harvard University. John Chioles is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.
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