Talk:Constantine P. Cavafy
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There should be a redirection from "Konstantinos Kavafis". I just don't know how to do...
- done. --Michalis Famelis 21:21, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Date of Birth: Julian or Gregorian?
Is "29 April 1863" his birthdate according to the Julian calendar still then in use in the Greek-speaking world, or has it been converted to Gregorian? JackofOz 09:30, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
Could the "complications" in his biography be the British occupation of Alexandria. If so someone should really clarify that for us ignorant americans.
Neutrality disputed because of what?
There was a flag on the page saying "neutrality disputed" and reference to this talk page. But no mention on this page of any dispute. So I removed the flag. Gill110951 (talk) 13:01, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
"In his poetry he examined critically some aspects of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Greek nationalism, and homosexuality. However, he was not always comfortable with his role as a nonconformist."
Everything written here is absolutely non-sense. Kavafis didn't care at all about church or greek nationalism. He cared about religion and ancient history. Apart from that, being homosexual doesn't make an aspect of his poemas homosexuality. Of course he wrote aboute his relations but never specified them or cared about titles or social groups. Also, he wasn't a noncomformist. He was just different and a little "antisocial". In any case, this isn't about the main things you have to know when you read about him.
I can't get the editing to work right
I tried to make two minor changes and add a link to a poem. I made the minor changes (i.e., typed them in), but when I went to link the poem, the whole section entitled work wasn't in the edit mode. Going back and forth, I sometimes see it and sometimes don't - but never in edit mode. I tried to bring it back by removing my small edits, but I still can't see the section anymore even in the read mode. Can someone clean this up, please. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:24, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Really? Is Alexandria in Europe? Is it for the language? The Greek language belongs to Europe? A poet from a French speaking African country is considered European poet? Is there an obsession with this "Europe" thing? --E4024 (talk) 20:06, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Really ?? Is Bombay of India and Drean of Algeria in Europe ? Was not Kipling an English poet and Camus a French author ? Were they not European writers ? -The Greek language does not belong to Europe? (to European languages, I suppose). What a new opinion ! -A writer belongs to the civilization in which he is grown up (and if he writes in his mother language it is undoubted), not to this of the country in which he happenned to live.--Pagaeos (talk) 18:12, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
According to the Spanish Wikipedia, his work was published in Greek in 1948, in English in 1951, in Spanish in 1976 (There are no references). It would be interesting to mention and reference this in the article. I am also curious about the date of translation into Egyptian Arabic and what is his influence (if any) on Egyptian Arabic-language poets. --Error (talk) 20:41, 12 June 2014 (UTC)