Cavafy, C. P.
Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Greek parents and spent his childhood living in England and Egypt. He is considered one of the most influential twentieth century Greek poets. His poem, “The City,” is a conversation between two speakers about the state of their city and the possibility of finding anything new in other places around the world. This poem explores issues of belonging and exclusion, citizenship, impacts and outcomes, and patriotism.
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Published in The Canon (2000)
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