Title: COLLECTED POEMS
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: First American edition.
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited, with an Introduction, by George Savidis. With Greek and English texts on facing pages. Sm 4to. Tan cloth, with gilt spine titles (over black oval). Brown end papers. 451 pages, with Appendix, Biographical Note, Bibliographical Note, and Index of Titles. Name on Front FEP. No marks to text. Illustrated dust jacket (with book shop price sticker on front interior flap) has two closed tears. Bookseller Inventory # 2770
Synopsis: The Greek poet C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) lived most of his life in Alexandria, where he was content to circulate his work only among a select group of readers; but since his death he has come to be recognised and widely enjoyed as one of the great poets of the twentieth century in any language celebrated for his elegant formal structures, for his brilliant reanimation of myth and for his subtle treatment of erotic experience. Lawrence Durrell has written of this masterly translation: 'Cavafy has now at last fallen upon translators who can do justice to his wry melodious poems, glinting with insight as if from veins of mica'.
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