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Jushura Konstantinos Kavafis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Ides of March. Any acclaim he was to receive came konstantinoe from within the Greek community of Alexandria. Those people were a solution of a sort. There are some principles in our lives that we should live by, and Thermopylae is the ground of duty. Cavafy wrote poems, while dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form.

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He lived most of his life in Alexandria, Egypt , loved English and French literature , and generally spoke English; even his Greek had a British accent. His father, a merchant in the import-export business, worked in Constantinople and England , establishing a firm with his brother George, The family eventually settled in Alexandria, where Constantine was born.

The branch offices that had been established in Liverpool and London declined and failed, and after some seven years most of the family returned to Alexandria. They were once again uprooted in , when the British bombarded the city and then occupied it. The years Cavafy spent in England during his youth were instrumental in the formation of his cosmopolitan character.

He wrote much but was his own harshest critic, publishing only about poems. His language is a mixture of the refined and stilted Greek called Katharevusa, inherited from the Byzantines , and the Demotic, or spoken, tongue. His style and tone are intimate and realistic. The lyric treatment he gave to familiar historical themes made him popular and influential after his death.

English translations of his work are numerous and include The Poems of C. Cavafy , The Complete Poems of Cavafy , expanded ed. Cavafy Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper , Senior Editor. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.

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His work has been widely translated, although most of his poetry was not formally published until after his death in Konstantinos Kavafis explored many uncomfortable themes in his work, which was considered extremely radical for its era. The poetry of Konstantinos Kavafis, even in translation, is haunting, lyrical, and compelling. Konstantinos Kavafis was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Greek parents in Although Kavafis was Greek by nationality, he spent very little of his life in Greece, living primarily in Egypt, although he spent time in Turkey and England as well. His father ran an importing and exporting business and lived and worked in England long enough to achieve dual citizenship.

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He lived most of his life in Alexandria, Egypt , loved English and French literature , and generally spoke English; even his Greek had a British accent. His father, a merchant in the import-export business, worked in Constantinople and England , establishing a firm with his brother George, The family eventually settled in Alexandria, where Constantine was born. The branch offices that had been established in Liverpool and London declined and failed, and after some seven years most of the family returned to Alexandria. They were once again uprooted in , when the British bombarded the city and then occupied it. The years Cavafy spent in England during his youth were instrumental in the formation of his cosmopolitan character. He wrote much but was his own harshest critic, publishing only about poems. His language is a mixture of the refined and stilted Greek called Katharevusa, inherited from the Byzantines , and the Demotic, or spoken, tongue.

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