CP Cavafy

Constantine P Cavafy was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1863. He worked for thirty years as a special clerk in the Ministry of Public Works while writing poetry and prose essays, living a secluded life and virtually unrecognised in Greece until late in his career. He preferred distributing his work in private pamphlets to his friends and relatives to sending his work for publication. He died in 1933, and is now considered one of the most highly-esteemed Greek poets of the twentieth century.

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