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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - Sappho, Anne Carson
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
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From poet and classicist Anne Carson comes this translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reader to imagine the poems as they were written.
From poet and classicist Anne Carson comes this translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reader to imagine the poems as they were written.
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ISBN: 9781844080816 (1844080811)
Publisher: Virago
Pages no: 402
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 If Not, Winter
someone will remember us I say even in another time It's so frustrating to read these fragments. I just want to know what the whole poems were.
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
Well that was frustrating. Through no fault of Anne Carson's I struggled with this. The poems we get are so stunning, but just getting snatches and even single words is incredibly unsatisfying. I really did appreciate the end notes though, as they provided needed context. I liked Carson's translatio...
Dog-Eared Pages
Dog-Eared Pages rated it
5.0 "Neither for me honey nor the honey bee": Reading Sappho's Fragments
Imagine if the majority of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry had disappeared long ago. It’s not a far-fetched proposition, when you think about it; all of Shakespeare’s personal writing and manuscripts are missing, and several of the plays are missing (Cardenio, Love’s Labors Found, etc). However, a ...
SJane
SJane rated it
It makes me uneasy to be underwhelmed by a book the rest of the planet rates very highly, but underwhelmed I was. I am neither a Greek scholar nor have I read Sappho previously, so maybe this was the wrong place to start. There were definitely some good fragments in the book, but a lot of the time I...
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to find - wait for price to come down Édouard-Henri Avril
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