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Author: Erica Jong
Publisher: Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erica Jong, the acclaimed author of Fear of Flying, transports the reader more than twenty-six hundred years back to a time of myths, gods, and monsters, bringing glorious life to the renowned, seductive poet SapphoAs she stands poised at the edge of a precipice in the shadow of the sanctuary of Apollo, the greatest love poet who ever was or ever will be recalls the eventful fifty years that have led her to this  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jong, Erica.
Sappho''s Leap : A Novel.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2013
Named Person: Sappho; Sappho.
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Jong
ISBN: 9781480438880 148043888X
OCLC Number: 892802170
Description: 1 online resource (657 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; PROLOGUE: On the Cliff; 1: Legends of Aphrodite; 2: The Groom Comes; 3: Walking Through Fire; 4: Gold Flower; 5: The Priestess of Isis; 6: Messages from the Barbarians; 7: Gold, a Shipwreck, and a Dream; 8: At the Navel of the Earth; 9: Aesop at the Orgy; 10: The Pharaoh''s Slave; 11: At Sea; 12: Among the Amazons; 13: The Amazoniad; 14: The Coming of Pegasus; 15: Ghosts; 16: After Hades'' Realm; 17: Demeter and Osiris; 18: Sirens; 19: Air, Fire, and Water; 20: Of Love and Serpents; 21: Among the Centaurs; 22: The Eye of Horus; 23: Home. 24: After Timas25: The Binding of the Babe; 26: The Curse of Beautiful Men; 27: Sacrifice, A Prayer, A Ring; 28: Kinship; 29: The Great White Rock; EPILOGUE; Author''s Afterword; Talking to Aphrodite; A Biography of Erica Jong; Copyright.

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Erica Jong, the acclaimed author of Fear of Flying, transports the reader more than twenty-six hundred years back to a time of myths, gods, and monsters, bringing glorious life to the renowned, seductive poet SapphoAs she stands poised at the edge of a precipice in the shadow of the sanctuary of Apollo, the greatest love poet who ever was or ever will be recalls the eventful fifty years that have led her to this moment. It was love that seduced her, at age sixteen, into an ill-fated plot with the poet Alcaeus to depose the despot of the island of Lesbos. It was love that made her trade the unw.

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