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Auden, W. H., "Introduction," in The Complete Poems of Cavafy, translated by Rae Dalven, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961.

Auden acknowledges that Cavafy has been an influence
on his own writing and discusses the distinctive
tone of voice in Cavafy's poems that makes his work
instantly recognizable.


Forster, E. M., Two Cheers for Democracy, Penguin, 1965.

Forster was a personal friend of Cavafy and admired
his work. This book contains a very readable essay
on Cavafy's poetry and gives insight into the man as
well. (The essay was omitted from American editions
of this book.)



Liddell, Robert, Cavafy: A Critical Biography, Duckworth, 1974.

This is the only biography of Cavafy in English. It gives
a detailed and sympathetic account of his difficult life,
discussing his relationships with his six brothers and
demanding mother, his homosexuality, and the mundane
office job in which he worked for most of his life.



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