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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

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Galleon Product ID 15721159
UPC / ISBN 0375724516
Shipping Weight 0.65 lbs
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Manufacturer Vintage
Shipping Dimension 7.91 x 5.2 x 0.98 inches
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Author Sappho
Brand Vintage
Edition Reprint
Number Of Pages 416
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2003-08-12
Release Date 2003-08-12
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Product Description 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 "Carson is in many ways [Sappho's] ideal translator....Her command of language is hones to a perfect edge and her approach to the text, respectful yet imaginative, results in verse that lets Sappho shine forth." --Los Angeles Times  Review “[Sappho’s] verse has been elevated to new heights in [this] gorgeous translation.” — The New York Times “This Sappho is whispering in our ear in a language we can understand.” — Time Out New York“Carson is in many ways [Sappho’s] ideal translator. . . . Her command of language is honed to a perfect edge and her approach to the text, respectful yet imaginative, results in verse that lets Sappho shine forth.” — Los Angeles Times“A selfless, faithful, and boldly delicate achievement.” — Boston Review From the Inside Flap 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." 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. From the Back Cover 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." 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. About the Author ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Fragment 22 ] ]work ]face ] ] if not, winter ]no pain ] ]I bid you sing of Gongyla, Abanthis, taking up your lyre as (now again) longing floats around you. you beauty. For her dress when you saw it stirred you. And I rejoice. In fact she herself once blamed me Kyprogeneia because I prayed this word: I want Fragment 47 Eros shook my mind like a mountain wind falling on oak trees Fragment 52 I would not think to touch the sky with two arms Fragment 56not one girl I think who looks on the light of the sun will ever have wisdo