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  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141397474
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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Little Black Classics




'All those excessive, useless regrets...'



A collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry from one of the greatest Greek poets to have ever lived.



Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.



C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933). The Selected Poems of Cavafy is available in Penguin Classics.
%%%'All those excessive, useless regrets...'%%%'All those excessive, useless regrets...'
A collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry from one of the greatest Greek poets to have ever lived.
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933). The Selected Poems of Cavafy is available in Penguin Classics.

  • Pub date: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141397474
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

C. P. Cavafy

Constantine P. Cavafy was born on 29 April 1863 in Alexandria, Egypt, to Greek parents. He lived in Liverpool and Constantinople as well as Alexandria. He worked as a journalist and as a civil servant, publishing his early poetry in broadsheet form to show to his close friends. His style was very different to most contemporary Greek poetry and his poems were largely unappreciated until the 1920s and his reputation really grew posthumously. He died on 29 April 1933, his 70th birthday.

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