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The Collected Poems

with parallel Greek text

C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou, Edited by Anthony Hirst, and Peter Mackridge

October 2008

ISBN: 9780199555956

288 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of Cavafy's 154 authorized poems ever to be published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of the poet's individual tone of voice.

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This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of Cavafy's 154 authorized poems ever to be published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of the poet's individual tone of voice.

  • Cavafy is the most widely known and best loved modern Greek poet. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, with a new English translation that faithfully conveys the rhythms and the Greek accent of Cavafy's individual voice.
  • The Greek text is the first to be based wherever possible on Cavafy's own final printings of his poems and is the most authentic Greek text ever to be published.
  • The English translation by Evangelos Sachperoglou preserves Cavafy's tone of voice and the rhythms of his poetry and is more faithful to the original than most other translations.
  • The Introduction is the most comprehensive ever published to accompany an edition of the poems, and dicusses their themes and the literary and historical context. Explanatory Notes gloss Greek historical names and historical events alluded to in the poems. A Chronological List of Poems provides a helpful guide to composition history and there are indexes of Greek and English titles.

About the Author(s)

C.P. Cavafy

Translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou, Edited by Anthony Hirst, Lecturer in Modern Greek, Queen's University, Belfast, and Peter Mackridge, Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek, University of Oxford