Title: Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Penguin Classics October 2009
0140455574 / 9780140455571
Seller ID: 117936
For the first time in Penguin Classics--the incomparable verse of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho, in a brilliant new translation
Sappho's writings are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria, but only one poem survives complete. This new translation of all of Sappho's extant poetry showcases the wide variety of themes in her work, from amorous songs celebrating adolescent females to poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation, and remembrance. Aaron Poochigian captures the eros and mystery of Sappho's verse, bringing to readers of English the living voice of the poet Plato called "the tenth Muse," whose lyric power remains undiminished after 2,500 years.