Barbarians Arrive Today, The: Poems & Prose

C. P. Cavafy, Evan Jones

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

Published: 24th Sep '20


A Complete Poems of one of the most distinguished Greek-language poets of the 20th century, translated by Greek-Canadian poet and critic Evan Jones.

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A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2020. A Review 31 Book of the Year 2020. With The Barbarians Arrive Today, Evan Jones has produced the classic English Cavafy for our age. Expertly translated from Modern Greek, this edition presents Cavafy’s finest poems, short creative prose and autobiographical writings, offering unique insights into his life’s work. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Constantine Petrou Cavafy (1863-1933) was a minor civil servant who self-published and distributed his poems among friends; he is now regarded as one of the most significant poets of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, an influence on writers across generations and languages. The broad, rich world of the Mediterranean and its complex history are his domain, its days and nights of desire and melancholy, ambition and failure – with art always at the centre of life.

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Dimensions 27 × 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 352