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Willis Barnstone has augmented his widely used anthology of the Greek lyric poets with eleven newly attributed Sappho poems, making this the most complete offering of Sappho in English. Two new sections -- "Sources and Notes" and "Sappho: Her Life and Poems" -- provide the student with the classical sources and an appraisal of this greatest of Western women poets.

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 23rd 1988 by Pantheon (first published June 1967)
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Willis Barnstone is one of the best translators we have and this specific translation of Sappho shows his capability to disappear on the page. Everything is silenced and the twenty-six-hundred years, between Sappho and yourself, becomes much closer. A great experience...I read through it a few times as it was one of the books on my book/night stand/pile.
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A superb collection of the Greek Greats!
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Willis Barnstone is an American poet, memoirist, translator, Hispanist, and comparatist. He has translated the Ancient Greek poets and the complete fragments of the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus. He is also a New Testament and Gnostic scholar.
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