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The Poems of Sappho
     

The Poems of Sappho

by Sappho, Bliss Carman (Translator)
 

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This new edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line. Previous translations have suffered from the inclusion of the translator's own added lines. In Professor Barnstone's brilliant translation, Sappho's work is presented as we have inherited it, in its frank

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This new edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line. Previous translations have suffered from the inclusion of the translator's own added lines. In Professor Barnstone's brilliant translation, Sappho's work is presented as we have inherited it, in its frank and unromantic idiom that rejects sentimentality and "prettiness." This edition reintroduces the modern reader to Sappho, providing a vivid, contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461068884
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.18(d)

Meet the Author


Details about the life of Sappho, a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos, are largely unknown. She is thought to have lived sometime between 612–570 BCE, and her poetry was read and admired throughout the ancient world. Today Sappho's poems survive in fragmentary form and she is best known as a symbol of female homosexuality, having inspired the terms "sapphic" and "lesbian."

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