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Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937 (Women in Culture and Society)
by Joan DeJean
Considering Sappho as a creature of translation and interpretation, a figment whose features have changed with social mores and aesthetics, Joan DeJean constructs a fascinating history of the sexual politics of literary reception. The association of Sappho with female homosexuality has made her a particularly compelling and yet problematic subject of literary speculation; ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published October 18th 1989 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1989)
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