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Sappho: A New Translation - Sappho, Mary Barnard, Dudley Fitts
Sappho: A New Translation
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These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct--the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's... show more
These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct--the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780520223127 (0520223128)
Pages no: 124
Edition language: English
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
5.0 [REVIEW] Sappho by Sappho
You may forget butLet me tell youthis: someone insome future timewill think of us Beautiful, painful, evocative, sensual and lush are a few ways to describe Sappho's poetry. Even if we only have incomplete and broken fragments of her poetry, there is no absence of emotion.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Sappho: A New Translation
Sappho is the great lyric poet of antiquity. Plato called her the "tenth muse." Her poems were preserved until nearly A.D 1000, at least according to A Book of Woman Poets, "when a wrathful church destroyed whatever it could find. In 1073 her writings were publicly burned in Rome and Constantinople ...
mayhap
mayhap rated it
I was just looking for one bit and then ended up rereading it all. Because Sappho.
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