“C. P. Cavafy Poems”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0003 (1931)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S04-F12-SF001-0003 (1931)
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“C. P. Cavafy Poems”
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1911
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22 x 15 cm

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Homemade leather-bound volume, comprising typewritten and printed poems. On the cover, the title “Cavafy Poems” in gold letters. On the “title page” (made of a cover from the 1910 poetry collection of Cavafy) the title “C. P. Cavafy Poems” and the indication “Alexandria 1910” as well as the note “[Englished by J. C. Cavafy]”, handwritten by John Cavafy below the word “Poems”. On the interior of the cover, another handwritten note by John Cavafy dated “14 May 1911”. It is followed by the poems, each with the printed text in Greek and the typewritten English translation. The page numbering is common for both languages. The Greek text of the poem “The City” on a page cut off from the journal Nea Zoi and that of the poem “The God Abandons Antony” on a page cut off from the journal Grammata. Four pages of contents in Greek and in English, numbered “41” and “42”. The pages of contents in Greek have been cut off from a printed poetry collection. They are followed by the English translations of another five poems, without page numbering. A total of twenty-six poems have been translated. Handwritten cancellations and emendations in the typewritten poems.

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Greek, English

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Writing in ink. Physical item wear: a few cut off sheets.

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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” >A68
“The First Step” >Α62
“Interruption” >Α70
“Thermopylae” >Α19
“Che fece… il gran rifiuto” >Α67
“The Windows” >Α75
“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

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