Constantine Cavafy lived in relative obscurity for most of his 70 years, but is now considered one of the most powerful and important poets of the twentieth century. This timely biographical re-issue, updated for students and poetry lovers alike, explores the man behind the words, and reveals a scintillating life shaped by beauty, complexity and love. A new generation of poets and scholars can now attempt to capture the deceptively simple and penetrating charm of Cavafy’s work.
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About the Author
ROBERT LIDDELL lived and worked for some years in Alexandria, Egypt. He published a fictional portrait of Cavafy titled Unreal City before beginning work on this biography.
Table of Contents
|Note on Translations and Greek Names||15|
|I||Before the Bombardment||17|
|III||Return to Alexandria||49|
|IV||The Cavafy of the Letter 'T'||62|
|V||The 'Other' Cavafy||78|
|VI||Family Life: Journeys and Bereavements||95|
|VII||Reading and Working Life||114|
|VIII||The Poems before 1911||132|
|IX||Alexandrian Literary Life||151|
|X||The Last Years||179|
|Appendix||Fragments of Table Talk||206|