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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

2003 ·
·4.38·5,031 Ratings ·397 Pages
“ Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ” ― Mary Anne Radmacher
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    ·4.13·3,753 Ratings
    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 publ
  • The Love Songs of Sappho: Translated with an Essay by Paul Roche

    ·4.02·173 Ratings
    Called the "Tenth Muse" by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 b.c.e.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, Sappho's poems survive only in fragments following religiou
  • Poems

    ·4.15·447 Ratings
    This edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid, contemporary translation, which captures the spareness and the intensity of Sappho's line. The wondrous Mary Barnard translation was based, unfortunately, on the 1928 Loeb edition b
  • Poems and Fragments

    ·4.18·1,449 Ratings
    Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.), whose work is said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving text
  • Decreation

    ·4.17·1,037 Ratings
    Simone Weil described “decreation” as “undoing the creature in us”–an undoing of self. In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson explores this idea with characteristic brilliance and a tantalizing range of reference, moving from Aphrodi
  • Glass, Irony and God

    ·4.32·2,548 Ratings
    Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of C
  • Plainwater: Essays and Poetry

    ·4.29·1,766 Ratings
    The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces s
  • The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

    ·4.27·2,476 Ratings
    The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keats’s idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end.This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny b
  • Economy of the Unlost

    ·4.33·193 Ratings
    The ancient Greek lyric poet Simonides of Keos was the first poet in the Western tradition to take money for poetic composition. From this starting point, Anne Carson launches an exploration, poetic in its own right, of the idea of poetic economy. She off
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