Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy

GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0005 (1741)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0005 (1741)
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Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy
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18-19/10/1882
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21.9 x 22.7 cm

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Handwritten diary-type letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy on all sides of a bifolio and of one loose sheet. It is a reply to a letter by the poet. The author describes in detail his experience on the island of Tinos (criticising what he observed in the church of the Evangelistria and the domination of the religious element) as well the conditions of his stay on Syros. Description of life in Alexandria after the bombardment; mention of people and events. Reference to the newspaper Omonoia and to Edmond About’s La Grèce contemporaine. Cancellations, emendations and additions; use of Greek and French words and phrase in the flow of written discourse. (Alexandria)

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Mainly English

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Plain paper and writing paper. Black ink. Physical item wear: oxidations; cut off part of the sheet; holes and tears.

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PERSONAL PAPERS
Correspondence of C. P. Cavafy
Personal correspondence
Incoming correspondence
Incoming correspondence by Mike Ralli, John Rodocanachi, Stephen Schilizzi