“Poems written in Greek by C. P. Cavafy”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0006 (1927)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0006 (1927)
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“Poems written in Greek by C. P. Cavafy”
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1916
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26 x 18.5 cm

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Two leather-bound copies of a volume, comprising typewritten English translations of Cavafy’s poems by his brother, John. On the cover, the title “Cavafy Poems” in gold letters inside a gold border. On the “title page”, the note “Poems written in Greek by C. P. Cavafy translated by J. C. Cavafy” and the indication “Alexandria 1916”. It is followed by five pages of contents and the poems in English. The pages are numbered (“i-v” and “1-64”) at bottom centre. The volume includes forty-three poems, all typewritten. Only in two instances, when a quote from an ancient author is include, the Greek text has been handwritten by John Cavafy. In that case, John has added his English translation, copied from a publication, on an piece of paper covering the Greek text.

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Mainly English

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Writing in ink. Watermark: Britannia. Physical item wear: oxidations.

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RELATED WORKS BY C. P. CAVAFY:
Reference to the works of C. P. Cavafy that are directly related to the described digital object, followed by their number of entry in the C. P. Cavafy Bibliography (ed. by D. Daskalopoulos).

“Voices” >Α79
“Longings” >Α85
“Candles” >Α61
“An Old Man” >Α54
“Prayer” >Α55
“Old Men’s Souls” >Α68
“The First Step” >Α62
“Interruption” >Α70
“Thermopylae” >Α19
“Che fece… il gran rifiuto” >A67
“Trojans” >Α87
“Waiting for the Barbarians” >Α84
“Monotony” >Α98
“Betrayal” >Α78
“The Funeral of Sarpedon” >Α100, Α58
“The Horses of Achilles” >Α54
“The Retinue of Dionysus” >Α93
“King Demetrius” >Α90
“The Steps” >Α106
“That Is He” >Α104
“Sculptor from Tyana” >Α114
“Walls” >Α50
“Finished” >Α112
“The City” >Α107
“The God Abandons Antony” >Α116
“The Satrapy” >Α108
“Song of Ionia” >Α46
“Ides of March” >Α111
“Ithaca” >Α122
“The Glory of the Ptolemies” >Α121
“Dangerous” >Α123
“Philhellene” >Α127
“Herodes Atiicus” >Α125
“Come Back” >Α131
“In the Church” >Α227
“As Much As You Can” >Α133
“In Stock” >Α133
“I Went” >Α133
“The Death of the Emperor Tacitus” >Α49
“In the House of the Soul” >Α423
“Addition” >Α426
“The Intervention of the Gods” >Α428
“The Windows” >A75

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