Sapphos Leap by Erica JongSapphos Leap by Erica Jong

Sapphos Leap

byErica Jong

Paperback | April 26, 2004

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"SAPPHO'S LEAP is a journey back 2,600 years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island. When they are caught, she is married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble. Instead, it starts her off on a series of amorous adventures with both men and women, taking her from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades.
Born Erica Mann in 1942, Erica Jong was an award-winning poet, winning the American Academy of Poets Award in 1963 and publishing the critically acclaimed book of verse, Fruits and Vegetables (1971), before publishing her groundbreaking novel of female sexuality, Fear of Flying (1973). Her best-known works follow the sexual awakening a...
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Title:Sapphos LeapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.83 inPublished:April 26, 2004Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039332561X

ISBN - 13:9780393325614

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"Jong's warm-blooded Sappho...is a champion of squirmy physicality, epic love and--best of all--heroic nonconformity."