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Re-Reading Sappho Reception and Transmission Classics and Contemporary Thought

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Title: Re-Reading Sappho Reception and Transmission...

Publisher: University of California Press

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Paperback. 267 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.3in. x 0.8in.Re-Reading Sappho reflects the recent fascination with Sapphos afterlife. The essays examine the changing interpretations of scholars and writers who have read the fragmentary remains of Sapphos poetry. As the contributors explore the ways that each generation creates its own Sappho, the Sapphic tradition itself becomes an index to changing sensibilities and cultural norms about sexuality, gender roles, and notions of fema le authorship. A legendary literary figure, Sappho has attracted readers, critics, and biographers ever since she composed poems on the island of Lesbos at the close of the seventh century B. C. Bringing together some of the best recent criticism on the subject, this volume, together with Reading Sappho, represents the first anthology of Sappho scholarship, drawing attention to Sapphos importance as a poet and reflecting the diversity of critical approaches in classical and literary scholarship during the last several decades. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520206038

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Synopsis: Re-Reading Sappho reflects the recent fascination with Sappho's "afterlife." The essays examine the changing interpretations of scholars and writers who have read the fragmentary remains of Sappho's poetry. As the contributors explore the ways that each generation creates its own Sappho, the Sapphic tradition itself becomes an index to changing sensibilities and cultural norms about sexuality, gender roles, and notions of fema le authorship.

A legendary literary figure, Sappho has attracted readers, critics, and biographers ever since she composed poems on the island of Lesbos at the close of the seventh century B.C. Bringing together some of the best recent criticism on the subject, this volume, together with Reading Sappho, represents the first anthology of Sappho scholarship, drawing attention to Sappho's importance as a poet and reflecting the diversity of critical approaches in classical and literary scholarship during the last several decades.

About the Author: Ellen Greene is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma.

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