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, Edmund 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