By: Willis Barnstone (Tr.)
New Delhi, India, Shambhala Publication/TBI:
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Sapphos thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 yearscertainly a record for poetry of any kindand love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to be discovered anew by each generation, and to inspire new efforts at bringing the spirit of her Greek words faithfully into English.In the past, translators have taken two basic approaches to Sappho: either very literally translating only the words in the fragments, or taking the liberty of recon... View More...