Re-Reading Sappho / Edition 1

Re-Reading Sappho / Edition 1

by Ellen Greene
     
 


Re-Reading Sappho reflects the recent fascination with Sappho's "afterlife." The essays examine the changing interpretations of scholars and writers who have read the fragmentary remains of Sappho's poetry. As the contributors explore the ways that each generation creates its own Sappho, the Sapphic tradition itself becomes an index to changingSee more details below

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Re-Reading Sappho reflects the recent fascination with Sappho's "afterlife." The essays examine the changing interpretations of scholars and writers who have read the fragmentary remains of Sappho's poetry. As the contributors explore the ways that each generation creates its own Sappho, the Sapphic tradition itself becomes an index to changing sensibilities and cultural norms about sexuality, gender roles, and notions of fema le authorship.

A legendary literary figure, Sappho has attracted readers, critics, and biographers ever since she composed poems on the island of Lesbos at the close of the seventh century B.C. Bringing together some of the best recent criticism on the subject, this volume, together with Reading Sappho, represents the first anthology of Sappho scholarship, drawing attention to Sappho's importance as a poet and reflecting the diversity of critical approaches in classical and literary scholarship during the last several decades.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520206038
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/02/1999
Series:
Classics and Contemporary Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction1
1Reflecting Sappho11
2Sappho's Afterlife in Translation36
3Sappho's Splintered Tongue: Silence in Sappho 31 and Catullus 5168
4Ventriloquizing Sappho, Or the Lesbian Muse79
5Sappho in Early Modern England: A Study in Sexual Reputation105
6Sex and Philology: Sappho and the Rise of German Nationalism122
7Sappho Schoolmistress146
8H.D. and Sappho: "A Precious Inch of Palimpsest"184
9Sapphistries199
Bibliography219
Contributors241
Index243

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