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Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems C.P. Cavafy

Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems

C.P. Cavafy

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ISBN : 9780151005192
Hardcover
384 pages
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Since his death almost seventy years ago, C. P. Cavafy has come to be recognized as one of the greatest poets of modern times. Elegiac, deeply sensual, and able to plumb the heart with language of immense richness, Cavafy evokes the great lostMoreSince his death almost seventy years ago, C. P. Cavafy has come to be recognized as one of the greatest poets of modern times. Elegiac, deeply sensual, and able to plumb the heart with language of immense richness, Cavafy evokes the great lost classical world of the Mediterranean with unparalleled beauty. Much of his poetry deals with love, specifically homosexual love. It speaks of human passions, the experience common to all mankind of love offered, sought, and lost. His verse is beautiful and embracing, and remains as alive and sensuous as it was when he wrote it.Theoharis Constantine Theoharis offers a new translation, one that presents Cavafys work in the thematic order Cavafy wanted it published and emphasizes the tenderness and intensity of the love poems. Gore Vidals foreword offers an explication of Cavafys world, a valuable map for readers of what will be embraced as a signal volume of world poetry.