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The Sappho companion

Author: Margaret Reynolds; Sappho.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave for St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave edView all editions and formats
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"For two and a half thousand years, poets and readers have been moved and inspired by the writing of Sappho, and the myths that surround her. Born around 630 B.C. on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of ancient Greece, ironic and passionate, capturing the troubled depths of love, the beauty of nature, the ceremony of ritual and the power of spiritual longing. Her work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Literary collections
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Sappho; Sappho; Sappho; Sappho; Sappho.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Reynolds; Sappho.
ISBN: 0312239246 9780312239244
OCLC Number: 47032760
Notes: Includes translations of the Greek fragments of Sappho's poems.
Originally published: London : Constable, 2000.
"Complete list of extracts": pages 403-409.
Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Fragments of Sappho --
The Tenth Muse --
The Learned Lady --
Nymphs and Satyrs --
Wanton Sapphoics --
The Sapphic Sublime --
Hellenism and Heroes --
The Lady with the Lyre --
Daughter of de Sade --
The New Woman --
Return to Mytilene --
Modernist Sappho --
Sapphistories --
Swingers and Sisters --
Fragments.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Margaret Reynolds.
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"For two and a half thousand years, poets and readers have been moved and inspired by the writing of Sappho, and the myths that surround her. Born around 630 B.C. on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of ancient Greece, ironic and passionate, capturing the troubled depths of love, the beauty of nature, the ceremony of ritual and the power of spiritual longing. Her work survives only in fragments, yet her influence extends throughout Western literature, fuelled by the speculations and romances which have gathered around her name, her story, and her sexuality." "Margaret Reynolds has produced a remarkable anthology, bound together with vivid narrative accounts of the way different periods have taken up Sappho's haunting story. The Sappho Companion brings together many different kinds of work, ranging from the blue-stocking appreciations to juicy fantasies."--Jacket.

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