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By Daniel Mendelsohn

The entire Cavafy poems – together with the incomplete works – in a gorgeous new translation, released within the united kingdom at the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his delivery and eightieth anniversary of his demise .

From the acclaimed writer of ‘The Lost’, a translation that scales new heights in glossy poetic rendering. With a masterful eye for irony and an ear for the song of Cavafy’s shape, Daniel Mendelsohn’s translation brings to English the poet who gained acclaim from generations of writers, E.M. Forster and T.S. Eliot between them.

Spanning the autumn of Homeric heroes to the increase of the trendy global, Cavafy’s poetry collapses the spectra of time, geography and age into in detail own elegies. Works reminiscent of "Waiting for the Barbarians" and “Ithica”, famed for his or her revival of the traditional worlds, proceed to handle the trendy reader by way of undying relevance. right here they're observed through Cavafy’s unfinished poems, translated into English for the 1st time. From a hugely revered classicist and social essayist, Daniel Mendelsohn’s variation is uniquely positioned to turn into the clean, definitive variation of Cavafy in English.

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