Translated by Bechir-El Sebai
Introduction by Ghali Shoukri
"Beshir-El Sebai successfully provides the
reader with a feeling for the language of the translated poetry
without imposing artificial rhythms and communicates Cavafy's vision
clearly without sacrificing the rich ambiguity of the poems. When
I read this translation, I realized that the painters who had read
Cavafy had read themselves into the poems. Terror, astonishment,
childhood, youth, absurd wisdom: these are the poetic acts of Cavafy's
poems that were carved into the hearts of those artists."
From Dr. Ghali Shokri's introduction.
Paperback: ISBN 977-5028-00-0