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Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
Author: Sappho
ISBN 13: 9780140455571
ISBN 10: 140455574
Edition: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $15.00
 
 

For the first time in Penguin Classics-the incomparable verse of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho, in a brilliant new translation

Sapho's writings are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria, but only one poem survives complete. This new translation of all of Sappho's extant poetry showcases the wide variety of themes in her work, from amorous songs celebrating adolescent females to poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation, and remembrance. Aaron Poochigian captures the eros and mystery of Sappho's verse, bringing to readers of English the living voice of the poet Plato called "the tenth Muse," whose lyric power remains undiminished after 2,500 years.