Letter by Cavafy to C. Photiadès

GR-OF CA CA-SF03-F34-0004 (2116)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF03-F34-0004 (2116)
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Letter by Cavafy to C. Photiadès
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25/9/1926
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27 x 21 cm

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Handwritten letter by Cavafy to Constantin Photiadès on the first three pages of a bifolio. The last page is blank. The poet replies to a letter by Photiadès and expresses his thanks for the latter’s appreciation. He praises and extensively comments on the book by Photiadès on Maria Kalergi, often using short quotes in French. He also praises and comments on another book by Photiadès, on the French poet Pierre de Ronsard. Finally, he informs the sender about the despatch of three of his poems in Greek and of six French translations by Aison Kyriacopoulo and Rica Singopoulo. He also makes a brief reference to translations of his poems published in French printed media. Limited cancellations and emendations. (Alexandria)

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Mainly Greek

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Paper. Writing in ink. Watermark: Extra Strong. Physical item wear: tears.

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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).

“Longings” >A85
“King Demetrius” >A90
“Herodes Atticus” >A125
“In Stock” >A133
“Dangerous” >A123
“In the Street” >Α160
“Days of 1901” >Α581
“That They Come-” >Α179
“Ithaca” >Α122

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Reply to Photiadès’ letter, dated 29/8/1926 [see item GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF003-0102 (1229)]. The archive also contains a draft of the letter [see item GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F17-SF003-0027 (964)].

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Cavafy refers to French translations of his poems, like the ones in the book La Grèce actuelle dans ses poètes (1921), edited by Hubert Pernot or in the journal Les Annales politiques et littéraires (05/09/1926).

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