Sappho by SapphoSappho by Sappho


bySapphoTranslated byMary BarnardForeword byDudley Fitts

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct—the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.
Mary Barnard (1909–2001) was a prominent Amreican poet, translator, and biographer with many books in her repertoire. She studied Greek at Reed College and began to translate at Ezra Pound's instigation in the 1930s. Her Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir was published by the University of California Press in 1984. Two years l...
Title:SapphoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520272935

ISBN - 13:9780520272934

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