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Sappho is burning

Author: Page DuBois
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To know all we know about Sappho is to know little. Her poetry, dating from the seventh century B.C.E., comes to us in fragments, her biography as speculation. How is it then, Page duBois asks, that this poet has come to signify so much? Sappho Is Burning offers a new reading of this archaic Lesbian poet that acknowledges the poet's distance and difference from us. It stresses Sappho's inassimilability into our
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Named Person: Sappho; Sappho; Sappho; Sappho.; Sappho.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Page DuBois
ISBN: 0226167550 9780226167558 0226167569 9780226167565
OCLC Number: 32240673
Description: xi, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Fragmentary Introduction --
2. The Aesthetics of the Fragment --
3. Sappho's Body-in-Pieces --
4. Sappho in the Text of Plato --
5. Helen --
6. Sappho in the History of Sexuality --
7. Michel Foucault, Sappho, and the Postmodern Subject --
8. Asianism and the Theft of Enjoyment.
Responsibility: Page duBois.
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