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🪶#poetry | 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐟𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 🏛️The Guardian's Helena Smith, reports from Alexandria, Egypt on the restauration of Cavafy House, the museum and home of renowned poet C. P. Cavafy. "After years of neglect, the flat that Forster would remember as “dusky” and “family furnished” has finally been renovated. “The apartment on Rue Lepsius was his creative haven,” says the Cavafy scholar Peter Jeffreys. “This isn’t so much a renovation as a reconceptualisation of a space that realigns Cavafy with the 21st century.”With the restoration, Cavafy’s “canonisation” – thanks to the Onassis Foundation – also comes full circle in Greece. Amid a revival of interest in the modernist poet, the organization has decided to make the poet’s work more accessible and to shine a light on his global fame.“We’re giving back to Cavafy the honour he deserves,” said Anthony Papadimitriou, the foundation’s president. “In Alexandria, we have the place where he lived, and in Athens, the things he lived with,” he said, referring to the artworks, furniture, books and personal effects now exhibited in the Greek capital."👉Read more: tinyurl.com/m8pjjrn5📍 See also: www.greeknewsagenda.gr/four-new-museums-athens/#Cavafy #cavafyhouse #Alexandria ... See MoreSee Less
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