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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

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Fragment 22

]

]work

]face

]

]

if not, winter

]no pain

]

]I bid you sing

of Gongyla, Abanthis, taking up

your lyre as (now again) longing

floats around you.

you beauty. For her dress when you saw it

stirred you. And I rejoice.

In fact she herself once blamed me

Kyprogeneia

because I prayed

this word:

I want

Fragment 47

Eros shook my

mind like a mountain wind falling on oak trees

Fragment 52

I would not think to touch the sky with two arms

Fragment 56

not one girl I think

who looks on the light of the sun

will ever

have wisdom

like this

Fragment 147

someone will remember us

I say

even in another time

Fragment 162

with what eyes?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724510
Translator:
Carson, Anne
Introduction:
Carson, Anne
Translator:
Carson, Anne
Translated by:
Anne Carson
Sappho:
Author
Introduction by:
Carson, Anne
Introduction:
Carson, Anne
Author:
Carson, Anne
Author:
Sappho
Author:
Translated by Anne Carson
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classics-Greek
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
POETRY / Canadian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.11x5.21x.92 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho' s fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electric-- or, to use Sappho' s words, as thin fire . . . racing under skin. By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia.
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