Stung With Love

Stung With Love

Poems and Fragments

Book - 2009
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More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad , Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780140455571
Branch Call Number: Poetry 884 Sap
Additional Contributors: Poochigian, Aaron 1973-


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Jul 09, 2012

Poetry isn't my favorite genre, but I enjoyed this tiny book full of fragments from Sappho. The introduction has a fascinating account of the historic context of her writing and many theories about her. I enjoyed reading the poems searching for homoerotic references:-)


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Jul 09, 2012

"The gorgeous man presents a gorgeous view; the good man will in time be gorgeous, too."


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