“C. P. Cavafy Poems”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0004 (1926)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0004 (1926)
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“C. P. Cavafy Poems”
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1912
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23.5 x 17 cm

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Homemade book consisting of typewritten sheets, printed broadsheets and manuscripts. The “title page” is made of a cover from the 1910 poetry collection of Cavafy, with the printed title “C. P. Cavafy’s Poems” and the indication “Alexandria 1910”. Below the word “Poems”, the handwritten note by John Cavafy “Englished by J. C. Cavafy”. It is preceded by a quote of unknown authorship and followed by four pages of contents, with the poem titles in English. They are followed by the English translations of the poems. A total of forty-three of Cavafy’s poems are translated. Their titles are either typewritten or handwritten. In some instances, there are inserted printed broadsheets with the poems in Greek or parts of prints affixed on the existing pages. Cancellations and emendations in most translations, be they handwritten or typewritten. The date indication “1912” on one of the broadsheets. The 71 pages of the book are numbered, either typewritten or handwritten. The printed broadsheets are not included in the page numbering. The front and back covers are blank.

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Mainly English

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Writing in ink. 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
“The Windows” >A75
“Trojans” >Α87
“Waiting for the Barbarians” >Α84
“Monotony” >Α98
“Betrayal” >Α78
“The Funeral of Sarpedon” >Α58, Α100
“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 Death of the Emperor Tacitus” >Α49
“In the House of the Soul” >Α423
“Addition” >Α426
“The Intervention of the Gods” >Α428
“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

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