“Oblivion”, “Distinguishing Marks”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0120 (127)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0120 (127)
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“Oblivion”, “Distinguishing Marks”
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33 x 21 cm

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Manuscripts of poems on both sides of a ruled sheet. The poem “Oblivion” on the recto. The initial title, “Forgetfulness”, has been emended to “Oblivion”. Footnote in English: excerpt from a poem by L. Smithers from a 1895 edition. Note in pencil below the poem. Number “148” at top left. On the verso, the poem “Distinguishing Marks” crossed out in pencil. Note and the title “Finished” below the poem. Number “147” at top right. The titles have been underlined and there is a line in red ink below each poem.

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Mainly Greek

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Writing in ink and pencil. Watermark: Gouvernement Egyptien. Physical item wear: small tears at top and bottom of the sheet; scattered oxidations.

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“Oblivion” >Α524
“Distinguishing Marks” >Α524
“Finished” >Α112

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The poem on the recto is the draft of a translation by C. P. Cavafy; he translates two verses from Arthur Symons’s poetry collection London Nights (Leonard C. Smithers, London 1895). In particular, Cavafy translates verses 3-4 from the first section of the poem “Lilian”, entitled “Proem”.

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Poems (manuscript)