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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 59–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Vassiliki Kolocotroni Placing C. P. Cavafy among the modernists raises interesting questions. Which century can claim Cavafy? What does it mean to claim Cavafy for modernism? What space do we need to make for Cavafy in an approach to modernism that shapes and is shaped by his work? What re...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Aamir R. Mufti C. P. Cavafy was a writer of the British Empire whose situation resembles that of other colonial writers and should be examined in that context, as well as in the light of the contradictory logic of Orientalism-Anglicism. In the modern West's interest in the late Hellenistic era...
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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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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Hala Halim In contradistinction to Anglophone criticism's airbrushing of all things Egyptian/Arab from the iconic image of C. P. Cavafy, this essay dwells on the poet as an Egyptiote. An Egyptiote orientation, it is argued, variously informs given poems and prose texts in his later years. Probing...
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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 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to incorporate most of the poet’s choices, diverging only where words more appropriate to his poetic sen- sibility were called for, let us say, I have paid proper attention to Merrill’s Cavafyisms. τα Τα τα Με με Ή θα...
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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): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Stathis Gourgouris The preface is a description of the project as a collective pedagogical experience. Cavafy's orientations are reconsidered as responses to the contradictions of colonial life in the Southeastern Mediterranean world and his poetics as a rubric for disrupting interpretive...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiannis Papatheodorou Cavafy's barbarians constitute a peculiar metaphor for the (self-)censoring process of revealing and hiding the voices of Others in the colonial order of the archive. The theme recurs in three of his works—an “unwritten” poem, a “hidden” poem, and a poem included in the canon...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 249–250.
Published: 01 May 2021
... State Incentive Award. Peter Jeffreys is associate professor of English at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. He has written and edited a number of books on Cavafy: Eastern Questions: Hellenism and Orientalism in the Writings of E. M. Forster and C. P. Cavafy (2005); The Forster-Cavafy...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. John, Paul, and Constantine (1873). The archival item [GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S03-F26-SF001-0002 (1935)] is reproduced by kind permission of the Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation © 2016–2018 Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation More
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2021
... issue on Cavafy, this work by, on, and for Bernstein is an internal marker as well as a gift to poetry readers. Charles has a name for this art: “Echopoetics is the nonlinear resonance of one motif bouncing off another within an aesthetics of constellation. Even more, it's the sensation of allusion...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 267–268.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and dissent in the twelfth-­century, and the func- tion of “character assassination” in Byzantine literature and politics. Vassilis Lambropoulos is the C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek at the Univer- sity of Michigan, teaching in the Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature. His...
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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 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Anglophone and Caribbean Lit- erature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 96–107, 186–205. 186 boundary 2 / Summer 2012 its modernity. Seferis is the hegemonic Greek modernist—for C. P. Cavafy preferred to be the student rather than the practitioner...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2004
... made of Jews, Italians, Greeks and Coptsrepresented in the work of the Greek poet Cavafy and Lawrence Durrell 43 Amir’s description of the Levant fails to mention the Arab and Moslem world. The liberal politician Amnon Robin- stein justifies this neglect, arguing that the possibility of an Arab...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 131–144.
Published: 01 November 2023
... or editors than I did with the actual editors of special issues. For example, a few years ago, the editor of the special issue on Greece, Stathis Gourgouris, put me in touch early on with Marianna Christofi of the Onassis Foundation and the Cavafy Archive in Athens, without whose help I could not have...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Said diagnoses this kind of consciousness at work in a variety of literary and artistic contexts; in addition to Adorno himself, he has spoken specifically of Beethoven, Strauss, Proust, Beckett, Genet, Cavafy. But I find particularly insightful, in this context, his discussion of ‘‘late style...