Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$44.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

This title in other editions

Cavafy's Alexandria (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)

by

Cavafy's Alexandria (Princeton Modern Greek Studies) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy's literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth.

Synopsis:

C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy's literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198) and indexes.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: The Literal City1
2The Metaphoric City13
3The Sensual City43
4Mythical Alexandria75
5The World of Hellenism103
6The Universal Perspective133
7Epilogue: Voice, Perspective, and Context153
Appendixes181
Bibliographical Note197
Notes199
Indexes217

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691044989
Author:
Keeley, Edmund
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, NJ :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Greeks
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Alexandria (egypt)
Subject:
Cavafy, Constantine
Subject:
Alexandria (Egypt) In literature.
Subject:
Alexandria
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Subject:
Homes and haunts
Subject:
Cavafy, Constantine - Homes and haunts -
Subject:
Greeks -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Modern Greek Studies (Paperback)
Publication Date:
February 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

Other books you might like

  1. C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems.... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. The Book That Changed My Life:... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. Form and image in the fiction of... Used Hardcover $6.50
  4. Montale's "Mestiere Vile": The... New Hardcover $39.50
  5. The Slate Roof Bible Used Trade Paper $19.50
  6. Merrill, Cavafy, Poems, and Dreams... New Trade Paper $24.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Cavafy's Alexandria (Princeton Modern Greek Studies) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$44.50 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691044989 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy's literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.