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The Sappho History

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In The Sappho History, Margaret Reynolds traces the story of the reception of Sappho's poetry and her afterlife in literature and art from the mid 18th century to the present day. For women writers in the Romantic period, she symbolized possibility; for the young Tennyson, she was a private ancestor helping him make his own name as a poet. Richly illustrated throughout, Th ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 6th 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Drew Hoffman
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting (at times a bit dense) account of how the legendary poet Sappho has influenced writers and artists from the eighteenth century on. Only fragments of her poetry remain, leaving much room for the reimagining of who she was and what she wrote. We see Sappho through the eyes of those that came after her but she remains, forever, elusive.
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