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C.P. Cavafy
Birth date: April 29, 1863
Died: April 29, 1933
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 6 years ago
Κάθομαι και ρεμβάζω. Επιθυμίες κ’ αισθήσειςεκόμισα εις την Τέχνην— κάτι μισοειδωμένα,πρόσωπα ή γραμμές· ερώτων ατελώνκάτι αβέβαιες μνήμες. Aς αφεθώ σ’ αυτήν.Ξέρει να σχηματίσει Μορφήν της Καλλονής·σχεδόν ανεπαισθήτως τον βίον συμπληρούσα,συνδυάζουσα εντυπώσεις, συνδυάζουσα τες μέρες. -Κ. Π. Καβάφης,...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 10 years ago
Translation is a difficult task, and I hesitate to rate them harshly. But in this case, there are several better translations already available (contrary to what the goodreads entry says, this edition was not originally published in 1979; the entries for the differing Cavafy translations seem all mi...
Loederkoningin
Loederkoningin rated it 11 years ago
I was introduced to Greek poet C.P. Cavafy's work by Elizabeth Hand's Waking the Moon. The particular poem published in this book, In the Evening,...I wasn't quite prepared for it to captivate me and drench me into a state of bitter sweet melancholy and nostalgia. A fitting poem for a fascinating bo...
Loederkoningin
Loederkoningin rated it 11 years ago
I was introduced to Greek poet C.P. Cavafy's work by Elizabeth Hand's Waking the Moon. The particular poem published in this book, In the Evening,...I wasn't quite prepared for it to captivate me and drench me into a state of bitter sweet melancholy and nostalgia. A fitting poem for a fascinating bo...
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