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The Forster-Cavafy letters : friends at a slight angle /
edited and annotated by Peter Jeffreys.
imprint
Cairo, Egypt ; New York, N.Y. : American University in Cairo Press, c2009.
description
xvii, [1], 191, [1] p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims, ports.; 24 cm.
ISBN
9774162579 (Cloth), 9789774162572 (Cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cairo, Egypt ; New York, N.Y. : American University in Cairo Press, c2009.
isbn
9774162579 (Cloth)
9789774162572 (Cloth)
contents note
The Forster-Cavafy letters -- Cavafy anthology / translated by George Valassopoulo ; edited by Katerina Ghika and Peter Jeffreys.
general note
"Includes the complete Valassopoulo translations of Cavafy"--Dust jacket.
"Printed in Eygpt."
Added t.p.: Cavafy anthology / translated by George Valassopoulo ; edited by Katerina Ghika and Peter Jeffreys.
local note
Fisher copy: With coloured, illustrated dust jacket, designed by Sally Boylan and printed in Eygpt.
Victoria University Library copy has dust jacket.
catalogue key
7023875
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase; DSO; 2009; RB283355.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book documents one of the most intriguing & significant literary friendships of the 20th century. The English novelist E.M. Forster & the Greek-Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy met when Forster was working for the Red Cross in Alexandria during the First World War. Their subsequent correspondence bears witness to a complex relationship.
Main Description
The English novelist E.M.Forster and the Greek Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy met when Forster was working for the Red Cross in Alexandria during the First World War. Their subsequent correspondence bears witness to a complex relationship and serves as a fascinating testament to Forster'srelentless determination to promote Cavafy by bringing out an English translation of his work. The letters also chronicle Cavafy's calculated refusal to comply fully with Forster's plans. The story they tell involves a number of major twentieth century literary personalities Arnold Toynbee, T.S.Eliot, T.E. Lawrence, and Leonard Woolf all participated in Forster s early translation project. Forster ultimately succeeded in launching Cavafy's reputation in the English-speaking world, setting an important precedent for his present global literary fame. Included are all extant letters, theearliest Cavafy translations by George Valassopoulo (incorporating Cavafy's own authorial emendations), and poems by E.M. Forster, archival photographs, and related letters.
Main Description
The English novelist E.M.Forster and the Greek Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy met when Forster was working for the Red Cross in Alexandria during the First World War. Their subsequent correspondence bears witness to a complex relationship and serves as a fascinating testament to Forster's relentless determination to promote Cavafy by bringing out an English translation of his work. The letters also chronicle Cavafy's calculated refusal to comply fully with Forster's plans. The story they tell involves a number of major twentieth century literary personalities'”Arnold Toynbee, T.S. Eliot, T.E. Lawrence, and Leonard Woolf all participated in Forster's early translation project. Forster ultimately succeeded in launching Cavafy's reputation in the English-speaking world, setting an important precedent for his present global literary fame. Included are all extant letters, the earliest Cavafy translations by George Valassopoulo (incorporating Cavafy's own authorial emendations), poems by E.M. Forster, archival photographs, and related letters.
Main Description
The English novelist E.M. Forster and the Greek-Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy met when Forster was working for the Red Cross in Alexandria during the First World War. Their subsequent correspondence bears witness to a complex relationship and serves as a fascinating testament to Forster's relentless determination to promote Cavafy by bringing out an English translation of his work. The letters also chronicle Cavafy's calculated refusal to comply fully with Forster's plans. The story they tell involves a number of major twentieth-century literary personalities-Arnold Toynbee, T.S. Eliot, T.E. Lawrence, and Leonard Woolf all participated in Forster's early translation project. Forster ultimately succeeded in launching Cavafy's reputation in the English-speaking world, setting an important precedent for his present global literary fame. The volume includes all extant letters, the earliest published Cavafy translations by George Valassopoulos (incorporating Cavafy's own authorial emendations), facsimiles of Cavafy's authorial revisions, poems by E.M. Forster, archival photographs, and related letters.
Main Description
The English novelist E.M. Forster and the Greek'Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy met when Forster was working for the Red Cross in Alexandria during the First World War. Their subsequent correspondence bears witness to a complex relationship and serves as a fascinating testament to Forster's relentless determination to promote Cavafy by bringing out an English translation of his work. The letters also chronicle Cavafy's calculated refusal to comply fully with Forster's plans. The story they tell involves a number of major twentieth-century literary personalities'”Arnold Toynbee, T.S. Eliot, T.E. Lawrence, and Leonard Woolf all participated in Forster's early translation project. Forster ultimately succeeded in launching Cavafy's reputation in the English-speaking world, setting an important precedent for his present global literary fame. The volume includes all extant letters, the earliest published Cavafy translations by George Valassopoulos (incorporating Cavafy's own authorial emendations), facsimiles of Cavafy's authorial revisions, poems by E.M. Forster, archival photographs, and related letters.

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