Cavafy’s Desires and Regrets

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?

Not I”

Duane Michals


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