Book Search:  


Google full text of our books:


C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems
Bilingual edition
Translated by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard
Edited by George Savidis
With a new preface by Robert Pinsky

Paperback | 2009 | $26.95 / £18.95 | ISBN: 9780691141244
480 pp. | 6 x 9

Reviews | Table of Contents

C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) lived in relative obscurity in Alexandria, and a collected edition of his poems was not published until after his death. Now, however, he is regarded as the most important figure in twentieth-century Greek poetry, and his poems are considered among the most powerful in modern European literature.

This revised bilingual edition of Collected Poems offers the reader the original Greek texts facing what are now recognized as the standard English translations of Cavafy's poetry. It is this translation that best captures the poet's mixture of formal and idiomatic language and that preserves the immediacy of his increasingly frank treatment of homosexual eroticism, his brilliant re-creation of history, and his astute political ironies. This new bilingual edition also features the notes of editor George Savidis and a new foreword by Robert Pinsky.


"At least as far as Cavafy's 'canon' of 154 sanctioned poems is concerned, it seems likely that the long-established version by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard . . . will continue, deservedly, to hold the field."--Peter Green, New Republic

Table of Contents

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Edmund Keeley:

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Philip Sherrard:

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by George Savidis:

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by C. P. Cavafy:

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Robert Pinsky:

Subject Areas:

Paperback: Not for sale in the Commonwealth

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $26.95 ISBN: 9780691141244

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India, and Pakistan

    Paperback: £18.95 ISBN: 9780691141244

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 3/10/2015

Questions and comments to:
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
PUP Home

Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
More Choices