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Publications on Cavafy

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Three new editions of the acclaimed Greek poet C.P. Cavafy are presented in the latest issue of the “London Review of Books” (20.3.2008) and in “The Times” (14.3.2008). Charles Simic, in his article “Some Sort of Solution” reviews The Collected Poems by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou, (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Canon by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Stratis Haviaras (Harvard University Press, 2007). Alongside his commentary, Simic gives a brief account on Cavafy’s adventurous childhood in Egypt and England, his adult life in Alexandria, the poets by whom he was influenced and those he influenced as well as the main categories of his poetry and his language.  Margaret Reynolds in her review “Classics – Selected Poems by C. P. Cavafy, translated by Avi Sharon” presents the Penguin Classics collection (to be released in June) and points out his links to British Literature and Poetry, as  E.M.Forster, W.H.Auden and T.E.Lawrence were among his admirers. Continue reading

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Mediterranean: A Sea of Peace and Posperity

» Bakoyannis Concludes Maghreb Tour

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis wrapped up yesterday her three-day visit to three Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), thus sealing Greece’s presence in the western Mediterranean and paving the way for closer political and economical cooperation. Bakoyannis held bilateral talks with the state and political leaderships of the aforementioned countries, in which all sides shared a favourable view of the expansion to the east of the “five plus five” formation (that includes the five Maghreb countries and the five European ones in the western Mediterranean) with the participation of Greece and Egypt. Continue reading