Sappho: A New Translation
ISBN: 0520305566
EAN13: 9780520305564
Language: English
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.7086614" H x 7.677165" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.2623501 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

As nearly perfect an English translation as one can find, a great translation, an immensely moving translation, complete, beautiful, deserving of endless praise.--Hudson Review

Sappho remains one of the finest renderings of Greek poetry into English.--American Poetry

A major translation from the Greek.--New York Times Book Review

Expressing the bare, lyrical intensity of Sappho's poetry without recourse to excessive linguistic ornament or narrative padding, Mary Barnard's translation is widely regarded as the best in modern idiom.--Synthesis

A rival translator called [Sappho] 'the best Greek translation in American literature.'--Journal of Modern Literature

Mary Barnard brought Sappho to the American public.--Reed Magazine

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