The Sappho Companion by Margaret Reynolds
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ISBN
9780099738619
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
127 x 195mm


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Born around 630 BC 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. 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.

This remarkable anthology brilliantly displays the way different periods have taken up Sappho's haunting story bringing together many different kinds of work. We see her image change, re-created in Ovid's poetry and Boccaccio's tales, in translations by Pope, Rossetti and Swinburne, Baudelaire, in the modern versions of Eavan Boland, Ruth Padel and Jeanette Winterson.
ISBN:
9780099738619
Publication Date:
05 / 10 / 2000
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
127 x 195mm

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