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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Sappho

ISBN:

9780375724510

Publisher:

Vintage Books

Publication Date:

2003

Binding:

Softcover

Synopsis:
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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Other editions: Softcover - 2009, Softcover - 2009, Hardcover - 2009, Softcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2004, 2002, Hardcover - 2002, Hardcover - 2002


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