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If Not Winter Fragments of Sappho

Carson Anne



Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781844080816
Published: November 2003

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From the critically acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson: a brilliant new translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek.

During her life on the island of Lesbos, Sappho is said to have composed nine books of lyrics. Only one poem has survived complete. In IF NOT, WINTER, Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reader to imagine the poems as they were written.

Carson says of her method of translation: 'I like to think that, the more I stand out of the way, the more Sappho shows through.' And certainly her translation illuminates Sappho's reflections on love and desire, her companions and rivals, the goddess Aphrodite, her own daughter, Kleis. IF NOT, WINTER gives us an extraordinary ancient poet brought alive by a brilliantly empathetic contemporary poet. Complete with Carson's introduction and notes, it will become the standard translation of Sappho for our time.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781844080816
Published: November 2003

Number of pages: 416
Width: 126 mm
Height: 196 mm
Depth: 30 mm

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

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