By Konstantina Georganta

Conversing Identities: Encounters among British, Irish and Greek Poetry, 1922-1952 presents a landscape of cultures introduced in discussion via trip, immigration and translation set opposed to the insularity imposed via struggle and the hegemony of the nationwide centre within the interval 1922-1952. every one bankruptcy tells a narrative inside of a particular time and area that attached the demanding situations and fissures skilled in cultures with the aim to discover how the post-1922 accentuated mobility throughout frontiers chanced on a suitable expression within the paintings of the poets into consideration. both inspired by means of their real shuttle to Britain or Greece or divided of their a number of allegiances and reactions to nationwide or imperial sovereignty, the poets tested explored the chances of a metaphorical diasporic feel of belonging in the multicultural city and created personae to point the stress on the touch of the outdated and the recent, the hypocritical parody of combined breeds and the necessity for contemporary heroes to prevent nationwide or gendered stereotypes. the most coordinates have been the nationwide voices of W.B. Yeats and Kostes Palamas, T.S. Eliot's multilingual outlook as an Anglo-American métoikos, C.P. Cavafy's view as a Greek of the diaspora, displaced William Plomer's portrayal of Nineteen Thirties Athens, Demetrios Capetanakis' trip to the British city, John Lehmann's antithetical trip eastward, in addition to Louis MacNeice's advanced loyalties to a countrywide id and feel of belonging as an Irish classicist, translator and visitor.

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This interview is also discussed in relation to William Plomer’s short story “The Crisis” later in the book. “Interruption” is a poem about Achilles and Demophon not becoming immortal because Achilles’ father, Peleus, and Demophon’s mother, Metaneira, prevented the sea-goddess Thetis and the earth-goddess Demetra respectively from completing the fire ritual that would have rendered the two babies invulnerable. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems, ed. George Savidis, rev. edn, trans. Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992, 16.

Cavafy” (1 August 1924), and “I am delighted at your intention to place in the Nation one of the translations of my poems; and I am glad it is easy for you to communicate with Eliot” (15 October 1929). The second letter has already been published by George Savidis, “Cavafy and Forster”, The Times Literary Supplement, 14 November 1975, and in his Μικρά Καβαφικά, Α´, Athens: Ερµής, 1985, 172-73. It can also be found on The Official Website of the Cavafy Archive. See also The Forster-Cavafy Letters: Friends at a Slight Angle, ed.

Cavafy’s view of the modern city as a space combining the memory of past beliefs and the lure of desires presented the poetic other of Eliot’s “unreal city” inhabited by people dead-in-life due to the barrenness of their desire and their inability to piece together the shards of the past. Cavafy’s own Smyrniot appeared in a poem that combined the desires of Eliot’s Smyrna merchant with the seeing blindness of Tiresias to become a symbol of selfperpetuating crisis. 3 Eliot was the editor of The Criterion from 1922 until 1939.

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