Ancient World

Cavafy's Alexandria: Expanded Edition

Paperback

Price:
$46.00 / £38.00
ISBN:
Published:
12/31/1995
Copyright:
1996
Pages:
208
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
Illus:
1 map
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C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy’s literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth.


Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the 2000 Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, PEN American Center