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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 verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.

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:
9780520011175
Subtitle:
A New Translation
Author:
Sappho/barnard
Author:
Sappho
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1083
Publication Date:
19991208
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 x .375 in 4 oz

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