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Constantine Petrou Cavafy (1863–1933)

Autor(a) de Complete Poems

254+ Works 3,222 Membros 51 Críticas 36 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Cafavy, K Kaváfis, C.P. Cavafy, C.P. Cavafy, C.P. Cavafy, K.P. Kavafi, K.P. Kavafes, C.P. Cavafis, C.P. Kavafis, K.P. Kavafis, K.P. Kavafis, C. P. Cavafy, C.P. Cavafis, K.P. Kaváfis, K.P. Kaváfis, K. P. Kavaphe, K.P. Kavaphes, etc. K P Kavaphes, Constatine Cavafy, Constantin Cavafy, Konstantin Kavafi, Costantino Kavafis, Constantine Cafavy, Kostantino Kavafis, Konstantin Kavafis, Costantino Kavafis, Constantin Cavafis, Kostantinos Kavafis, Constantino Kavafis, Kostantinos Kafavis, K.P. Kaváfis, Konstatinos Kavafis, Constantino Cavafis, Kostandinos Kavafis, Κ.Π. ΚΑΒΑΦΗ, Konstantino Kavafis, Konstantino Kavafis, Kostandinos Kavafis, Constantinos Cavafis, Konstantinos Kafavis, Constantinos Kavafis, Konstandinos Kavafis, Constantinos Kafavis, Konstandinos Kawafis, Konstantinos Kavafis, Consantine P. Cavafy, Konstantinos Kavafis, Konstandinos Kavafis, Κ.Π. ΚΑΒΑΦΗΣ, Konstantinos Kavafīs, Κ.Π. Καβάφης, Konstantinos Kaváfis, Constantinos Kabaphes, Constantine P. Cavafy, Konstantinos Kaváfis, Κ. Π. Καβάφης, Konstantinos Kabaphēs, Konstandinos P Kavafis, Konstantinos P. Kavafis, Constantinos P. Cavafis, Constantine Peter Cavafy, Konstantinos P. Kavaphes, Konstantinos P. Kabaphēs, Kōnstantinos P. Kavafīs, Constandinos Petros Cavafis, K.P. (Cavafy Kavaphes, C.P., Poems by Constantine Cavafy, Konstantinos Petrou Kabaphes, Konstantínos Petros Kaváfis, Rae (trans) C.P. / DALVEN CAVAFY, CONSTANTINE P. CAVAFY K.P. KAVAPHES, Kōnstantinos P. [Verfasser] Kabaphēs, Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης, Καβάφης Κωνσταντίνος, Κωνσταντίνος Π Καβάφης, C. P. Cavafy (trans. by John Mavrogordato), Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης, ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ Π. ΚΑΒΑΦΗΣ, Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης, Κωνσταντῖνος Π. Καβάφης, Constantin Cavafy (trad. Marguerite Yourcenar), コンスタンディノス・ペトルゥ カヴ, Κωνσταντί&n, kavafis konstantinos p. / καβάφης κωνσταντίνος π.

Image credit: From Wikipedia, portrait of Cavafy taken around 1900.

Obras por Constantine Petrou Cavafy

Complete Poems (1961) 1,783 exemplares
Remember, Body... (1600) 147 exemplares
Settantacinque poesie (1992) 54 exemplares
The Unfinished Poems (1994) 53 exemplares
Homage to Cavafy (1978) — Autor — 45 exemplares
Passions and ancient days (1971) 38 exemplares
Penguin Modern European Poets : Four Greek Poets (1966) — Autor — 34 exemplares
Un' ombra fuggitiva di piacere (2004) 30 exemplares
56 Poemas (1998) 27 exemplares
Selected poems (1972) 15 exemplares
53 poesie (1996) 15 exemplares
Poems / τα ποιήματα (2000) 14 exemplares
Barbaarit tulevat tänään (2005) 12 exemplares
Antología poética (1984) 11 exemplares
ITACA (ILUSTRADOS) (2013) 11 exemplares
Cavafy Poems (2014) 11 exemplares
95 jeugdverzen en anekdoten (1980) 11 exemplares
Obra escogida (1984) 10 exemplares
65 poemas recuperados (1979) 10 exemplares
Selected Poems (1973) 10 exemplares
Poemas e Prosas (1994) 10 exemplares
Le poesie (2015) 8 exemplares
Cinquantacinque poesie (1968) 8 exemplares
Selected Poems (1999) 7 exemplares
Verzameld proza (1993) 7 exemplares
Vuitanta-vuit poemes de Cavafis (1975) 6 exemplares
A la luz del día (1989) 6 exemplares
Jours anciens (1978) 6 exemplares
Άπαντα 6 exemplares
Bir başka deniz bulamazsın (2003) 5 exemplares
Um zu bleiben. Liebesgedichte (1989) 5 exemplares
Poesie erotiche (1983) 5 exemplares
The Poems of C. P. Cavafy (1952) 5 exemplares
Cien poemas (1998) 4 exemplares
90 e mais quatro poemas (2003) 4 exemplares
75 poemas (1976) 4 exemplares
Four poems 4 exemplares
Poesie nascoste (1989) 4 exemplares
Runoja (1984) 4 exemplares
ΠΟΙΗΜΑΤΑ 4 exemplares
KAVAFIS OBRAS SELECTAS -F & V- (2012) 4 exemplares
Eroi, amici e amanti (2006) 4 exemplares
Poiēmata (1990) 4 exemplares
Poesie (2017) 3 exemplares
Poèmes anciens ou retrouvés (2023) 3 exemplares
Poesie (2005) 3 exemplares
Kavafis (2016) 3 exemplares
Mens vi venter på barbarerne (1985) 3 exemplares
My Cavafy (2006) 3 exemplares
Herkenningen : vertaalde gedichten (1981) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Zo dichtbij te zijn geweest (2006) 3 exemplares
Dark Crystal (1981) 2 exemplares
Poesie scelte 2 exemplares
Kavafis Integro (2000) 2 exemplares
Poemas 1913-1956 2 exemplares
El resplandor del deseo (2011) 2 exemplares
60 poemas 2 exemplares
Poesie (1997) 2 exemplares
K.P.Kavafis-Bütün Siirleri (2017) 2 exemplares
Honderd Gedichten 2 exemplares
Prosas (1991) 2 exemplares
Konstantinos Kavafis 2 exemplares
Poesie d'amore e della memoria (2007) 2 exemplares
Le mura intorno: 80 poesie (1998) 2 exemplares
Dikter 2 exemplares
Poemes de Kavafis 2 exemplares
100 Gedichten 1 exemplar
Vijftig gedichten 1 exemplar
Barzhonegoù: 1897-1933 (1997) 1 exemplar
Pomes 1 exemplar
145 Poemas 1 exemplar
Vijftig gedichten 1 exemplar
Poemes 1 exemplar
Kpymmena. Segredos 1 exemplar
Ἡ Πόλις 1 exemplar
カヴァフィス全詩集 (1997) 1 exemplar
Kanon : 154 wiersze (2014) 1 exemplar
Poemas completos 1 exemplar
Treinta poemas (2021) 1 exemplar
Poemas esenciales 1 exemplar
Ítaca y otros poemas (2022) 1 exemplar
Recuerda, cuerpo 1 exemplar
Selected Poems 1 exemplar
Πεζά 1 exemplar
Kavafis íntegro 1 exemplar
Poesie 1 exemplar
Ποιήματα εν όλω (1998) 1 exemplar
Ποιηματα 1 exemplar
Esperando a los bárbaros (2016) 1 exemplar
Sabrane pjesme 1 exemplar
Poemas (Spanish Edition) (2016) 1 exemplar
Pesme 1 exemplar
Constantin Cavafy : Poèmes (1993) 1 exemplar
The First Step 1 exemplar
Erotika Poemata 1 exemplar
Works (in Greek) 1 exemplar
Poems. The Canon. 1 exemplar
Cien poemas 1 exemplar
Poesía completa 1 exemplar
Poiemata 1 exemplar
Apokirygmena (2014) 1 exemplar
Poiēmata 1 exemplar
Greek Poems of C.P. Cavafy (1989) 1 exemplar
Perimenontas tous varvarous (2013) 1 exemplar
Na meinei (2013) 1 exemplar
Poesie Erotiche 1 exemplar
C. P. Cavafy: 154 Poems (2003) 1 exemplar
Fourteen poems 1 exemplar
Poemes (traduïts per Alexis E. Solà) (1958) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Kärleksdikter 1 exemplar
Kärleksdikter 1 exemplar
44 poesie 1 exemplar
Gedichte. Das Hauptwerk (2007) 1 exemplar
Izabrane pjesme (1999) 1 exemplar
Ítaca y otros poemas (2020) 1 exemplar
Tensel Haz (2010) 1 exemplar
BARBARLARI BEKLERKEN (1997) 1 exemplar
Poesie 1 exemplar
Poesie complete 1 exemplar
Poesie segrete (1988) 1 exemplar
Costantino Kavafis 1 exemplar
Alejandria - Poemas (2005) 1 exemplar
25 Poemas 1 exemplar
Poesía completa anotada (2022) 1 exemplar
Páginas Íntimas 1 exemplar
Poesie segrete 1 exemplar
Deseos y Otros Poemas (1997) 1 exemplar
Wiersze wszystkie (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 545 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Poèmes (Blanche) (French Edition) (1958) — Autor — 16 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Cavafy, Constantine Petrou
Kavafis, Konstantinos Petrou
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Ottoman Empire
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Alexandria, Egypt
Local de falecimento
Alexandria, Egypt
Locais de residência
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Istanbul, Ottoman Turkey
civil servant



therebelprince | 1 outra crítica | Oct 24, 2023 |
So, to be clear, I'm not giving Cavafy's poems 2 stars; my opprobrium is reserved for Daniel Mendelsohn's dishearteningly dead translations. Yes, Cavafy was writing free verse in the modernist vein. Yes, his poetic tone often borders on conversational. But Mendelsohn has decided to ignore the rhythmic torrents of the great poet's work, to select the most mundane word in any situation, to replace the feeling with the cerebral, rather than let the two walk hand in hand. The conversational, perhaps, has become colloquial.

It is certainly impressive for Mendelsohn to have translated all of Cavafy's poems (this edition is a "highlights reel" from the full two-volume collection). This should not be taken as a slight on his lifetime of work or his command of Greek! (Who am I to make such judgments?) Yet dedication alone, however admirable, is not achievement. Perhaps it's an American thing - or a generational one! Mendelsohn's collection has been rapturously received by American institutions, and I suspect there is something appealing, to those soaked in the American literary tradition, in the understated ordinariness of this verse.

As one who does not have Greek, it would be folly to discuss the art of translation in this context. So allow me to compare just two lines from Cavafy's most famous poem The City to try and express the intangible something which I find to be missing from DM's translation.

Here is DM:
"You'll always end up in this city. Don't bother to hope
for a ship, a route, to take you somewhere else;
they don't exist."

Here Edmund Keeley:
" You’ll always end up in this city. Don’t hope for things elsewhere:
there’s no ship for you, there’s no road."

Rae Delven:
"Always you will arrive in this city. Do not hope for any other–
There is no ship for you, there is no road."

Theoharis C. Theoharis:
"Always you will end up in this city.
For you there is no boat - abandon hope of that -
no road to other things."

And finally Lawrence Durrell, consciously "transplanting" rather than "translating", in a version from the appendices to his Justine:
"The city is a cage.
No other places, always this
Your earthly landfall, and no ship exists
To take you from yourself."

Four versions of Cavafy I would enjoy reading. And none of them Mendelsohn's.
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therebelprince | 24 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Adding to the translated poems of C. P. Cavafy, Daniel Mendelsohn has performed a great work of translation and help in understanding this seminal poet. Admired by his poets and translators alike this selection is a fine edition to appreciate the poetry of a favorite poet.
jwhenderson | Feb 19, 2023 |
While living in Alexandria Cavafy wrote lyrical poetry featuring Greek culture and its past. This collection contains both narrative poems about the past and more personal lyrics often concerned with homosexual love. The style and tone is expressed in simple dry language that is unique to Cavafy. He is one of my favorite poets.
jwhenderson | 24 outras críticas | Aug 2, 2022 |



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