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  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 burning candles golden candles, warm with life.Behind them stand the days of our pa 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 sta...


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    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...


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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, faraway worlds Some poems take the reader back to the Greece of Antiquity, and t 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...


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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 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 this backwater, you ve destroyed it everywhere on earth I rejoiced in poems in 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 foll...


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    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 history and homoeroticism, poems that, individually, are quite wonderful and mo Cavafy never published a volume of poetry in his lifetime, ...


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    Doth thou seeketh epigraphs


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    This short book of translations by my high school English teacher, Desmond O Grady who spent two years living in Alexandria, Cavafy s adult home spans Cavafy s career I do particularly love his historical mythical poems Ithaka...


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    I connected with the first poem and then it went downhill I will have to try again some other time.


  9. 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 ...


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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 favorite poems of all time.Makes me want to write a I like his style clean, sparse Lovely writing I ve noticed that I tend to like poets earlier work better Perhaps it just re...


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Selected Poems summary pdf Selected Poems , summary chapter 2 Selected Poems , sparknotes Selected Poems , Selected Poems 5f3ca1a The Spellbinding Verse Of One Of The Most Distinctive Poetic Voices Of The Twentieth CenturyC P Cavafy Is One Of The Most Singular And Poignant Voices Of Twentieth Century European Poetry, Conjuring A Magical Interior World Through Lyrical Evocations Of Remembered Passions, Imagined Monologues And Dramatic Retellings Of His Native Alexandria S Ancient Past Figures From Antiquity Speak With Telling Interruptions From The Author In Such Poems As Anna Comnena And You Did Not Understand , While Precise Moments Of History Are Seen With A Sense Of Foreboding, As In Ides Of March , The God Abandoning Antony And Nero S Deadline And In Poems That Draw On His Own Life And Surroundings, Cavafy Recalls Illicit Trysts Or Glimpses Of Beautiful Young Men In One Night , I Have Gazed So Much And The Caf Entrance , And Creates Exquisite Miniatures Of Everyday Life In An Old Man And Of The Shop Winner Of The Prestigious Harold Morton Landon Translation Award 2009.For Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than 1,700 Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators.

  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • Selected Poems
  • Constantinos P. Cavafis
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 0141185619

About the Author: Constantinos P. Cavafis

Constantine P Cavafy also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes Greek 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 crit Constantine P Cavafy also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes Greek 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 dozensremained incomplete or in sketch form His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday