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Sappho: A New Translation by Sappho

Ancient writers were united in declaring that Sappho was an important poet. Her work is today known principally by reputation and fragments hint at what has been lost. This new translation aims to avoid controversy and to be a pure interpretation and it is a fine presentation of Sappho's lyrical verse.

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ISBN-13: 9780520223127
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/08/1999
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Mary Barnard studied Greek at Reed College and began to translate at Ezra Pound's instigation in the 1930s. Her Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir was published by the University of California Press in 1984. Two years later she received the Western States Book Award for her book-length poem, Time and the White Tigress. She has also published prose fiction and a volume of essays on mythology as well as the original lyrics gathered in Collected Poems, 1979.

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