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Sappho: A New Translation

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The best translation of Sappho's work available, now with a beautiful new package.

About the Author

Mary Barnard studied Greek at Reed College and began to translate at Ezra Pound's instigation in the 1930s. Her Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir was published by the University of California Press in 1984. Two years later she received the Western States Book Award for her book-length poem, Time and the White Tigress. She has also published prose fiction and a volume of essays on mythology as well as the original lyrics gathered in Collected Poems, 1979.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520223127
Subtitle:
A New Translation
Translator:
Barnard, Mary
Translator:
Barnard, Mary
Foreword by:
Fitts, Dudley
Foreword:
Fitts, Dudley
Author:
Sappho
Author:
Fitts, Dudley
Author:
Barnard, Mary
Foreword:
Fitts, Dudley
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Women -- Greece.
Subject:
Sappho
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[no. 83-84]
Publication Date:
19991208
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line drawing
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 in 0.04 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek and Roman
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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Product details 124 pages University of California Press - English 9780520223127 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , The best translation of Sappho's work available, now with a beautiful new package.
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