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by Jane McIntosh Snyder

Author: Jane McIntosh Snyder
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 15, 1998)
Pages: 261 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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This book examines Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire, focusing on the .

This book examines Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire, focusing on the narrative voice that describes female experience and desires as primary, not secondary to the dominant male culture. Snyder discusses each of the major surviving fragments and the one complete poem and examines the different ways in which Sappho's lyrics focus on women's emotional lives with one another and how female erotic desire is portrayed

Jane McIntosh Snyder. Sappho - Criticism and interpretation. Love poetry, Greek - History and criticism. Women and literature - Greece - Lesbos Island. Lesbians in literature. Desire in literature. Lesbos Island (Greece) - In literature.

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Lesbian Desire in the Ly.has been added to your Cart. What emerges in this careful and engaging study is an explication of Sappho's work and its literary environment, which illuminates both Sappho and the ways she has been read, adopted, and co-opted over the centuries. Without polemics, and with scrupulous candor and fidelity to the originals, Snyder allows even those readers who are, as she puts it, 'Greekless' to find their connection with the vitality of the words and the poems, which often exist on the page in only the most fragmentary form. The lyrics of Sappho are the earliest surviving examples of explicitly homoerotic literature and have often been analyzed in terms of their revelations about the island society of Lesbos. This volume examines Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire. It focuses on the active female gaze in the texts and the narrative voice - one that describes female experience and desires as primary, not secondary to the dominant (male) culture. The book provides close readings of the surviving examples of Sappho's poetry, occasionally presenting comparative material.

This is the first book to examine Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire

This is the first book to examine Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire. Snyder discusses each of the major surviving fragments and the one complete poem and examines the different ways in which Sappho's lyrics focus on women's emotional lives with one another and how female erotic desire is portrayed.

This is the first book to examine Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire. Snyder provides close readings of the surviving examples of Sappho's poetry, occasionally presenting comparative material from other ancient Greek poets. The original Greek text is included in an appendix. From the Back Cover: Sappho of Lesbos lived and wrote poetry some twenty-six centuries ago, but hers remains a persistent and effective voice for the expression of a woman's desire for a woman.

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The lyrics of Sappho are the earliest surviving examples of explicitly homoerotic literature and have often been analyzed in terms of their revelations about the island society of Lesbos.

This book examines Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire, focusing on the narrative voice that describes female experience and desires as primary, not secondary to the dominant male culture. Snyder discusses each of the major surviving fragments and the one complete poem and examines the different ways in which Sappho's lyrics focus on women's emotional lives with one another and how female erotic desire is portrayed. She challenges some traditional assumptions about Sappho, arguing that rather than imitating Homer Sappho displays her independence by transforming Homeric material for her own purposes. A translation is given for each and as well as the original Greek text a transliteration into the Roman alphabet is given thus making the sound of the poetry accessible to those without any Greek. An epilogue discusses the influence of Sappho on a number of modern American women poets.