Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Bilingual Edition
C. P. Cavafy

Preface by Robert Pinsky
Edited by George Savidis
Translated by Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard


C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) 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.

This revised bilingual edition of Collected Poems offers the reader the original Greek texts facing what are now recognized as the standard English translations of Cavafy's poetry. It is this translation that best captures the poet's mixture of formal and idiomatic language and that preserves the immediacy of his increasingly frank treatment of homosexual eroticism, his brilliant re-creation of history, and his astute political ironies. This new bilingual edition also features the notes of editor George Savidis and a new foreword by Robert Pinsky.

Title Collected Poems
Subtitle Bilingual Edition
Author C. P. Cavafy
Preface by Robert Pinsky
Edited by George Savidis
Translated by Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard
Publisher Princeton University Press
Dewey Classification 808
Title First Published 08 September 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 480 p.
ISBN-10 069114124X
ISBN-13 9780691141244
Publication Date 08 September 2009
Main content page count 480
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $25.95
 


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