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  1. says:

    Great poems A few that I liked a lotVoicesIdeal voices the beloved voicesof those who have died or of those who arelost to us as if they were deadSometimes they speak to us in dreams;sometimes in thought the mind hears themAnd 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

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    Cavafy's writing was shaped by a sense of fatalism and loss he lost his father and a family fortune in his childhood; as an adult he lost ten people he was really close to in twenty years; he found it difficult to adapt to parochialism in Alexandria the necessity of working for a living he worked in a ministry but supplemented his income with gambling and playing the stock market; he had to hide his homosexuality Fascinated by h

  3. says:

    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 recommend it to people who are not familiar with poetry Amazing edition 3

  4. says:

    Utterly brilliant book of poems One of the best I have ever read Perhaps the best Many of the poems spoke to me directly especially during the time when I was reading them lockdown because of the coronavirus The themes of isolation nostalgia yearning hit me with great forceOne early poem in this volume ‘The

  5. says:

    Part of The City so far my most favorite poem in the book You will find no new land; you will find no new seasT

  6. says:

    It always amazes how sometimes one finds a book completely by chance and this book happens to be exactly what one needed at that ver

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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 consid

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    Doth thou seeketh epigraphs

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    I have gazed so much on beautythat my eyes overflow with itI enjoyed Cavafy far than I anticipated and I expected to like him This book is organized chronologically and I admired the early poems the best Almost every one of the early ones I marked or annotated in some way for a great phrase image or impactful totality All of the

  10. says:

    I came across a uote from one of Cavafy's poems while visiting an exhibition in Athens and I was intrigued enough to buy this small selection of his poems from the museum gift shop His directness and often melancholic style appealed to me as did the inspiration he drew from ancient historyMy favourites were for obvious reasons the historical ones Ithaca The God Abandons Anthony and Ionic but also the City I

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review ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Constantinos P. Cavafy

H century European poetry conjuring a rich interior world through lyrical evocations of remembe Utterly brilliant book of poems One of the best I have ever read Perhaps the best Many of the poems spoke to me directly especially during the time when I was reading them lockdown because of the coronavirus The themes of isolation nostalgia yearning hit me with great forceOne early poem in this volume The City is perhaps my favourite poem by any poet It is one of the few poems I ve read that made me shiver on first reading Aspirations are often or usually chained to doubts This particular poem is so close to the aspirations and doubts of my own heart that it is exactly adjacent to them I will go to a new land I will try another sea The rubric of escape and betterment of happiness elsewhere is the euation that has controlled my entire life In this poem the euation turns out to be erroneous self defeating You will find no new land you will find no other seas The unsatisfactory city is one we must inevitably take with us Yet I prefer to regard this poem as a warning and a prompting rather than a prediction or imprecation

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The Selected Poems of Cavafy

Red passions imagined monologues and dramatic retellings of his native Alexandria's ancient pas Doth thou seeketh epigraphs

review ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Constantinos P. Cavafy

The Greek poet C P Cavafy 1863 1933 is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentiet 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 recommend it to people who are not familiar with poetry Amazing edition 3