In The Adventures of Constantin Cavafy Duane Michals images loosely illustrate Cavafy’s poetry, while investigating themes of lost time, love discovered and remembered, and the sublime realm of the surreal.
“Please meet me in the circle of
this conceit. These little fables of my imaginary
theatrics repeat the
mantras of Cavafy’s desires and
regrets, so old today now gone
away. My great friend Joel Grey
will play disguised in glasses,
black suit and tie, Constantine
Cavafy as the dreamer who banishes
God, and as the lover of the glorious
promise of youth,
Who can tell my truth from my lies?