Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of C.P. Cavafy

Author(s): Louis de Bernieres


Poetry was Louis de Bernieres' first literary love and Imagining Alexandria is his debut poetry collection. Here the author of the much-loved Captain Corelli's Mandolin returns us to the vivid Mediterranean landscape of his fiction. De Bernieres was introduced to Greek poetry while in Corfu in 1983, and since then he has always travelled with a book of Cavafy's poetry in his pocket. Not surprisingly, his own poems about the distant past, the erotic and the philosophical owe much to the influence of the great Alexandrian poet. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Donald Sammut, this is a collection rich in sensuality, nostalgia, and music.


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A gift book of poems from author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres, beautifully illustrated with line drawings

Louis de Bernieres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His most recent books are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter and a collection of stories, Notwithstanding. Donald Sammut is a hand surgeon, anatomist and illustrator based in Bath.

General Fields

  • : 9781846557439
  • : Vintage
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : 0.567
  • : June 2013
  • : 204mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Black and white
  • : 112
  • : 821.914
  • : Donald Sammut
  • : Sep-13
  • : Hardback
  • : Louis de Bernieres