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What's Left of the Night (Paperback)

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I love nothing more than long beautiful sentences (I should also mention that this book is pretty... hot). Intensely lyrical, raw and downright erotic, the novel almost seems like a poem itself as it follows the young poet C.P. Cavafy before his notoriety.

-- Josh

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"A perfect book."―Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story and Genet: A Biography


In June 1897, the young Constantine Cavafy arrives in Paris on the last stop of a long European tour, a trip that will deeply shape his future and push him toward his poetic inclination. With this lyrical novel, tinged with a hallucinatory eroticism that unfolds over three unforgettable days, celebrated Greek author Ersi Sotiropoulos depicts Cavafy in the midst of a journey of self-discovery across a continent on the brink of massive change. He is by turns exhilarated and tormented by his homosexuality; the Greek-Turkish War has ended in Greece's defeat and humiliation; France is torn by the Dreyfus Affair, and Cavafy's native Alexandria has surrendered to the indolent rhythms of the East. A stunning portrait of a budding author--before he became C.P. Cavafy, one of the 20th century's greatest poets--that illuminates the complex relationship of art, life, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781939931610
ISBN-10: 1939931614
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 260
Language: English