Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics) Author Sappho
ISBN-10 0140455574
ISBN-13 9780140455571
Year 2009-10-27
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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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 poetryamong them poems of invocation desire spite celebration resignation and remembrancethat 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 For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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