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Four Greek Poets

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard, Philip

London: Penguin, 1966. Translations of poems by C P Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Nikos Gatsos. Clean neat copy unmarked exept for the name of previous owner.. First Edition. Pbk.. Very Good.

$17.50

Four Greek Poets

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard, Philip

London: Penguin, 1970. Translations of poems by C P Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Nikos Gatsos. . Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$17.50

Complete Poems of Cavafy (With an Introduction By W.H.Auden)

By Cavafy, C.P. (Constantine P)

New York: Harvest/Harcourt,Brace,Jovanovich, 1961. Introduction by W.H.Auden. Name of previous owner on ffep. 234p.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good (torn parts repaired). Illus. by Trans. Rae Dalven.

$20.00

Alexandria : A History and a Guide. Introduction by Lawrence Durrell.

By Forster, E.M.

New York: Anchor, 1961. Reprint of classic travel book originally published in Alexandria in 1922 which included the first appearance in English of C.P.Cavafy's poem "The God Abandons Anthony" [p. 104 ] translated George Valassopoulos. 243p. maps.index.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

Six Poets of Modern Greece

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard, Philip

New York: A.A.Knopf, 19. A selection of poems by C P Cavafy, Anghelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, D I Antoniou, Odysseas Elytis and Nikos Gatsos chosen Translated and Introduced By Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard . 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

A Greek Quintet : Poems by C.P.Cavafy,Angelos Sikelianos,George Seferis,Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos.

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard,Philip (Trans)

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2000. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos - this anthology brings together a selection from the work of five of the most well known Greek poets of the 20th century whose writing is remarkable for both its scope and vigour. The poems have been chosen as most representative of the poets' best work. (First issued under the title "The Dark Crystal") 210p. Condition :. 3rd.ed.. Soft Cover. As New.

$20.00

The Poetics of Cavafy : Textuality,Eroticism, History

By Jusdanis, Gregory

Princeton, NJ: Princeton U.P., 1987. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$50.00

Cavafy's Alexandria
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Cavafy's Alexandria

By Keeley,Edmund

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989. 224p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$30.00

C. P. Cavafy: The Economics of Metonymy
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C. P. Cavafy: The Economics of Metonymy

By Roilos, Panagiotis

Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2009. 'Focusing on Cavafy's intriguing work, this book navigates new territories in critical theory and offers an interdisciplinary study of the construction of (homo)erotic desire in poetry in terms of metonymic discourse and anti-economic libidinal modalities. Panagiotis Roilos shows that problematizations of art production, market economy, and trafficability of erôs in diverse late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century European sociocultural and political contexts were re-articulated in Cavafy's poetry in new subversive ways that promoted an unorthodox discursive and libidinal anti-economy of jouissance.' . 1st US Ed.. Laminated HC. New/No Jacket.

$50.00

Poems

By Cavafy, C.P. (Constantine P)

Surrey BC: Libros Libertad, 2008. Manolis (translator), George Amabile (Editor) " Translations, like everything else, wear out over time, as language, and those who read or use it, change. With a poet like Cavafy, who was so precisely tuned to the idiom of his peers, it is even more important to update the English versions of his poems frequently, so that they have the same immediate resonance with the times as the originals had with their time. This is, of course, an impossible task. There is no single word, much less any phrase, that has exactly the same weight and hierarchy of primary and secondary meanings in another language. Add to that the differences in sound patterns and rhythmic signatures or emphases, and it becomes clear that the best one can do is to approximate, sometimes by straying from the awkwardness of literal, dictionary definitions, the poetic effects of the original poems. Robert Lowell called his attempts "Imitations" and I think that the ambition and humility of that designation makes it a more or less accurate label for what is presented here, English versions of a celebrated body of work that could never have been written in English, much less in Canadian English with our vastly different history and culture, different even from the English that evolved in Britain over many centuries. Certainly there are problematics that have remained unresolved, and occasional passages of unavoidable clumsiness, but we have tried to approximate both Cavafy's intimate, precise sense of idiomatic speech, and his consummate ear for traditional forms revitalized by the Demotic Greek of Alexandria. If we haven't fully succeeded, our hope is that something of the poet's distinctive genius and skill remains, and remains accessible to our readers, if only as a trace element here and there, or in the cumulative force of the book as a whole." 240 p.. First Thus. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Translated By Manolis Aligizakis .

$30.00

Poems

By Cavafy, C.P. (Constantine P)

Surrey BC: Libros Libertad, 2008. Manolis (translator), George Amabile (Editor) " Translations, like everything else, wear out over time, as language, and those who read or use it, change. With a poet like Cavafy, who was so precisely tuned to the idiom of his peers, it is even more important to update the English versions of his poems frequently, so that they have the same immediate resonance with the times as the originals had with their time. This is, of course, an impossible task. There is no single word, much less any phrase, that has exactly the same weight and hierarchy of primary and secondary meanings in another language. Add to that the differences in sound patterns and rhythmic signatures or emphases, and it becomes clear that the best one can do is to approximate, sometimes by straying from the awkwardness of literal, dictionary definitions, the poetic effects of the original poems. Robert Lowell called his attempts "Imitations" and I think that the ambition and humility of that designation makes it a more or less accurate label for what is presented here, English versions of a celebrated body of work that could never have been written in English, much less in Canadian English with our vastly different history and culture, different even from the English that evolved in Britain over many centuries. Certainly there are problematics that have remained unresolved, and occasional passages of unavoidable clumsiness, but we have tried to approximate both Cavafy's intimate, precise sense of idiomatic speech, and his consummate ear for traditional forms revitalized by the Demotic Greek of Alexandria. If we haven't fully succeeded, our hope is that something of the poet's distinctive genius and skill remains, and remains accessible to our readers, if only as a trace element here and there, or in the cumulative force of the book as a whole." 240 p.. First Thus. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Translated By Manolis Aligizakis .

$30.00

A Greek Quintet : Poems by C.P.Cavafy,Angelos Sikelianos,George Seferis,Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos.

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard,Philip (Trans)

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2000. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos - this anthology brings together a selection from the work of five of the most well known Greek poets of the 20th century whose writing is remarkable for both its scope and vigour. The poems have been chosen as most representative of the poets' best work. (First issued under the title "The Dark Crystal") 210p. Condition :. 3rd.ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$27.50

A Greek Quintet : Poems by C.P.Cavafy,Angelos Sikelianos,George Seferis,Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos.

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard,Philip (Trans)

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2000. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos - this anthology brings together a selection from the work of five of the most well known Greek poets of the 20th century whose writing is remarkable for both its scope and vigour. The poems have been chosen as most representative of the poets' best work. (First issued under the title "The Dark Crystal") 210p. Condition :. 3rd.ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$27.50

Passions and Ancient Days: Twenty One New Poems (Translated and Introduced By Edmund Keeley & George Savidis)

By Cavafy, C.P. (Constantine P)

London: Hogarth Press, 1972. Has donor inscription on ffep, else fine . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Trans. Edmund Keeley and George Savvides.

$40.00

Marble Threshing Floor : Studies in Modern Greek Poetry

By Sherrard,Philip

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 1980. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Modern Greek poetry has behind it the awe-inspiring worlds of ancient Greece and Byzantium as well as the centuries old tradition of folk song and ballads. In this book Philip Sherrard examines the poetry of the most significant of these poets (Solomos, Palamas, Cavafy, Sikelianos and Seferis) and introduces the reader to their imaginative worlds and the experience of life to which the poetry bears witness. "... The first substantial study of modern Greek Poetry to be published in English.."(Reprint of 1956 ed.) 258p.index. . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$25.00

Marble Threshing Floor : Studies in Modern Greek Poetry

By Sherrard,Philip

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 1980. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Modern Greek poetry has behind it the awe-inspiring worlds of ancient Greece and Byzantium as well as the centuries old tradition of folk song and ballads. In this book Philip Sherrard examines the poetry of the most significant of these poets (Solomos, Palamas, Cavafy, Sikelianos and Seferis) and introduces the reader to their imaginative worlds and the experience of life to which the poetry bears witness. "... The first substantial study of modern Greek Poetry to be published in English.."(Reprint of 1956 ed.) 258p.index. . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$25.00

Pharos and Pharillon

By Forster, E.M.

New York: A.A. Knopf, 1961. "A novelist's sketchbook of Alexandria though the ages .... in a series of sketches ... [he] evokes episodes in the life of this venerable and colorful metropolis : under 'Pharos' he has grouped thoose incidents belonging to the city's past; under 'Pharillon' he describes his own, and very personal, impressions of modern Alexandria" First published in 1923 he famously introduced the English speaking world to Constantine Cavafy as "a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe" The text includes translations from Cavafy's poems by George Vallassopoulos (see pages 55 and pages 91-97) 99p.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$35.00

On the Greek Style : Selected Essays on Poetry and Hellenism

By Seferis,George (Giorgios)

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey This is the only selection available in English of the essay of one of Greece's major poets, the Nobel prizewinner George Seferis. The selection was made by Seferis himself, shortly before his death in 1971, and the subjects range from the poet Sikelianos, the painter Theophilos, and General Makyiannis, hero of the Greek War of Independence, to a discussion of the nature and art of poetry, and an illuminating comparison of the poetry of Eliot and Cavafy Condition : (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece). Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece. Illus. by Tr. Rex Warner and D. Frangolpoulos.

$26.00

Marble Threshing Floor : Studies in Modern Greek Poetry

By Sherrard,Philip

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 1980. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Modern Greek poetry has behind it the awe-inspiring worlds of ancient Greece and Byzantium as well as the centuries old tradition of folk song and ballads. In this book Philip Sherrard examines the poetry of the most significant of these poets (Solomos, Palamas, Cavafy, Sikelianos and Seferis) and introduces the reader to their imaginative worlds and the experience of life to which the poetry bears witness. "... The first substantial study of modern Greek Poetry to be published in English.."(Reprint of 1956 ed.) 258p.index. . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$25.00

A Greek Quintet : Poems by C.P.Cavafy,Angelos Sikelianos,George Seferis,Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos.

By Keeley,Edmund & Sherrard,Philip (Trans)

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2000. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Nikos Gatsos [Death and the Knight, and four songs ]- this anthology brings together a selection from the work of five of the most well known Greek poets of the 20th century whose writing is remarkable for both its scope and vigour. The poems have been chosen as most representative of the poets' best work. (First issued under the title "The Dark Crystal") 210p. Condition :. 3rd.ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$27.50

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