Athens: Metaichmio (2002), 4to. 283pp.
An exhaustive survey (in Greek) of the great poet's life and work, with numerous illustrations and extracts from his work and letters. Cavafy's friend E. M. Forster introduced his poems to the English-speaking world in 1923, describing him as "a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe." Cavafy's sensual poems are filled with the lyricism and emotion of same-sex love, inspired by recollection and remembrance.
Very good in decorative stiff wrappers.