Cavafy Poems

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.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781841597966
  • : Everyman
  • : Everyman's Library
  • : February 2014
  • : 165mm X 18mm X 112mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Constantine P. Cavafy
  • : Hardback
  • : 256