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1846557437
Imagining Alexandria: poems in memory of Constantinos Cavafis, illustrated by Donald Sammut
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Author: De Bernières, Louis
Author: Sammut, Donald
Publication year: 2013
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 821.92
Publisher: Harvill Secker, 2013
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846557439
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Poetry was Louis de Bernieres' first literary love, and he was surprised when he became a novelist rather than a poet. 'Imagining Alexandria' is the first collection of his poetry to be published. De Bernieres was introduced to Greek poetry by a waiter in Corfu in 1983, and since then he has always travelled with a book of Cavafy's poetry in his pocket. Not surprisingly, his own poetic output was affected by this regular reading, and so here are poems about the distant past, the erotic and the philosophical that owe much to the i
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This collection grows on second and subsequent readings, and the sum is greater than the aggregate of its parts. Some poems are sensuous, some are sensual; together they evoke strong emotions, although some arcane references may detract for some readers. Donald Sammut’s illustrations are sublime!
23/11/21
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