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The Sappho History Hardcover – 6 Sep 2003

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  • Hardcover: 338 pages
  • Publisher: AIAA; 1. Ed edition (6 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333971701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333971703
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,798,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The Sappho History is a compelling and original account of Sappho's cultural transformations over the past few centuries. At once lucid, learned, and creative, Margaret Reynolds's study powerfully demonstrates why this iconic figure has held such a strong pull on the imagination and emotions of such a wide range of writers, readers, and artists.' - Professor Kate Flint, Department of English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
'Sappho as symbol, as poet and muse, as poetic and personal possibility, is wonderfully worked in this subtly allusive, academically exciting and poetically powerfuly study.' The Times

'...an extremely interesting book.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Her new book is an enjoyable introduction to what has to become an essential topic for classicists interested in reception, for scholars interested in Hellenism or classicism in European vernacular literature, and especially for feminists historians and queer theorists.' - Emily Wilson, London Review of Books

'This is a beautifully written, passionate and poetic book. It has important things to say about women's writing, about love, about lyric poetry, about myth and celebrity, and about elegy and loss. And it joins a growing number of books that demonstrate that Victorian Hellenism was no dusty, dry affair but complex and fascinating' - Jennifer Wallace, The Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Author

MARGARET REYNOLDS is Reader in English at Queen Mary, University of London and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Her publications include The Sappho Companion, Victorian Women Poets (with Angela Leighton) and The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories. Her 1992 edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh won the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Adventures in Poetry.

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