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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Sappho
Carson, Anne

Paperback

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $18.00

ISBN10: 0375724516
ISBN13: 9780375724510
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Aug 12 2003
Pages: 416
Weight: 0.69
Height: 0.92 Width: 5.21 Depth: 8.11
Language: English
By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia.

Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho's fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electric--or, to use Sappho's words, as thin fire . . . racing under skin.

Sappho's verse has been elevated to new heights in [this] gorgeous translation. --The New York Times

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