Cavafy and England: A Home from Home – London

Monday, November 24, at 18:00 at the British Library:
The lecture, Cavafy and England: A Home from Home.This lecture by Victoria Solomonidis examines C.P. Cavafy’s close links with England and relates the experiences which were to influence the creativity of this lowly Alexandrian clerk in the Egyptian Department of Irrigation who became a poet of international renown. Through UK and Greek archival sources, the six ‘lost’ years (1871 – 1877) Cavafy spent in England as a young man are described, and the lasting effect they had in shaping the poet’s personality is evaluated. – See more at: