Author(s): Constantine P. Cavafy
In 2009 Knopf published a new translation of Cavafy's Complete Poems by the brilliant and award-winning writer and scholar Daniel Mendelsohn. Now Mendelsohn has made a selection of the poet's best-loved works for a Pocket Poets edition, including such favorites as "Waiting for the Barbarians," "Ithaca," and "The God Abandons Antony." Whether advising Odysseus as he returns home to Ithaca or portraying a doomed Marc Antony on the eve of his death, Cavafy's poems make the historic profoundly and movingly personal. A towering figure of twentieth-century poetry, Cavafy is a stellar addition to the Everyman Pocket Poets series.
A selection of the Greek poet's most important and best-loved poems, in a beautiful pocket-sized hardcover edition with full-cloth binding and silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
C. P. CAVAFY (1863-1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete. His fame grew substantially after his death. ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR/EDITOR: Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews and essays appear regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and other publications. His award-winning books include The Elusive Embrace and The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Prix Medicis. He teaches at Bard College.