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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alexander Kazamias This essay provides an alternative reading of modern Alexandria's social and cultural history as a basis for a better contextualization of Cavafy's poetry. It revisits the watershed year 1882, which marks the city's destruction after its bombardment by the British fleet, using...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Peter Jeffreys The bombing of Alexandria by the British in 1882 forced C. P. Cavafy and his family into temporary exile. Traumatic for the young poet, this displacement produced a set of epistolary exchanges between friends and family that sheds much light on his Western orientation, connecting him...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Takis Kayalis C. P. Cavafy's position as a British-cultured Greek who lived and wrote in colonial Alexandria has perplexed critics, who often address the poet's commitments either as Anglophile or as anti-imperialist and pro-Arab. Seeking a subtler approach to Cavafy's complex colonial...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Photograph depicting Cavafy arriving, among other guests, at the wedding of Konstantinos M. Salvagos (which took place on 27/2/1927 at the church of the Annunciation, in Alexandria). The archival item [GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S03-F26-SF001-0008 (2027)] is reproduced by kind permission More
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2021
... range of meaning beyond the world of poetry per se. From this standpoint, “Cavafy's Orientations” is not about Alexandria—certainly not restricted to Alexandria, the famous fetish. No doubt, the figure of Alexandria plays a great role in this discussion both as a real place and as a construction...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Figure 1. Photograph depicting Cavafy arriving, among other guests, at the wedding of Konstantinos M. Salvagos (which took place on 27/2/1927 at the church of the Annunciation, in Alexandria). The archival item [GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S03-F26-SF001-0008 (2027)] is reproduced by kind permission...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that interrogation might lead us to rethink the more customary modes of his assimilation into the Greek national and European literary spheres and histories. Given the well-known biographical facts of his life—born in Alexandria, Egypt, he lived there for much of his life, but also, during his childhood and young...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 31–42.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of, the blue jeans. Like Cavafy, I wonder if in ancient times Alexandria possessed a young man more beautiful, more perfect than he. 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 36 of 265 There remains no statue of him, no painting...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the Egyptian shares of the Canal Company, which the Egyptian state had to divest in order to pay back the interests on its loans. What followed is only too well known: the bombardment of Alexandria (1882), the proclamation of British protectorate over Egypt (1914), the violent suppression of Saad Zaghloul's...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
...- pretations and perhaps misreadings. An interesting evocation of it occurs in the concluding paragraph of Giorgio Agamben’s Means without End (1995): E. M. Forster relates how during one of his conversations with C. P. Cavafy in Alexandria, the poet told him: “You English cannot under...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... Cranberry, N.J.: Associated University Presses, 2002. Pollack, Michael, and Margaret MacNabb. Hearts and Minds: Creative Australians and the Environment. Alexandria, NSW: Hale and Iremonger Pty Limited, 2000. Rebora, Giovanni. Culture of the Fork: A Brief History of Food in Europe. Trans. Albert...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Christian’s Quest for Secularism (Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1975), 105–6. 18. Reid, The Odyssey of Faraḥ Anṭūn, 89. 19. Faraḥ Anṭūn and Muḥammad ‘Abduh, Ibn Rushd wa- falsafatuhu [Ibn Rushd and his philosophy] (Alexandria: al-Jama’a, 1903). Hereafter, this work is cited parenthetically...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 59–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Marinetti, who met him in Alexandria in 1930, he was presented as a kindred spirit. Let me zoom in on this last vignette for a first literal placement of Cavafy among the modernists. The encounter is recorded to differently nuanced effect by Marinetti himself (in the Turin Gazzetta del popolo on May 2...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2004
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 177–201.
Published: 01 May 2006
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... to be radical. This collection of essays is a wel- come exception. 5. The total destruction of Alexandria’s Serapeum in 391 by Christian zealots during the reign of Theodosius I, after the official imperial banning of paganism, signified the erasure of centuries of accumulated knowledge and precipitated...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 February 2004
... to the heart and conscience of the individual’’ (PP, 380).30 Moreover, the education associated with Peter in this way has already overcome ‘‘the schools of Antioch and Alexandria, Athens and Edessa, Saracenic Seville, and Protestant Berlin’’ (PP, 380).31 Newman claims that ‘‘it was the See of Peter...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 February 2000
... during the mandate period at the region’s univer- sities. Until 1948, Palestinians attended the American University of Beirut and the Egyptian universities in Cairo, Alexandria, Al-Azhar, and Dar al- Ulum. Smaller numbers...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... was the revolution of Midan Tahrir in Cairo, along with other major Egyptian cities, like Alexandria, that were the epicenters of revolutionary activity. It is now generally recognized that these disadvantaged regions where the revolution first broke out suf- fered from extreme economic, social...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 93–122.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., just as in Greek Alexandria 2000 years earlier.” I think this viewpoint is alert to the larger purpose of Maestro Golson’s narrative. Eighty-five­ years on earth, five-­ plus decades of traveling the world as a musician, have shown him that artistic wisdom and pedagogical success do not depend...