If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Sappho

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Read If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho Online Free - From poet and classicist Anne Carson comes this translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reader to imagine the poems as they were written.



Title : If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
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ISBN : 1844080811
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 397 pages


Reviews


Hadrian rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2015

Fragment 147: Someone will remember us I say even in another time Even the fragments are beautiful and haunting. Excellent use of epithets. Take, for example 'sweetvoiced', or 'sweetbitter unmanageable creature', or 'goldsandaled dawn'. What poet was this, that even the tattered pieces mark her as on...


Oriana rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2013

I love this book so much that I copied out some of the best lines in thick sharpie onto a shirt that I wore so often it's now terribly stained and faded and rather hard to read. An interesting cyclical thing, sort of, given the flimsiness of what remains of Sappho's works. Also, I once had a writ...


Liz Janet rated it ★★★★☆

July 17, 2016

"Someone will remember us I say even in another time" Sappho was an ancient Greek poetess from the island of Lesbos, but little is known of her life, with mostly fragments of her work surviving, and which are often not taken as biography. So little of her works survives, that it is known she was exi...


M rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2012

I took high-school Latin, as perhaps a couple of my recent reviews have mentioned. The first poem they ever had us translate in our AP Catullus/Horace class was Catullus' half-translation ("inspired by?") of the second-most-complete Sappho lyric I think we have: Sappho 31. It's perfectly preserve...


Alex rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2016

We have almost none of Sappho, the Bob Dylan of ancient Greece, the most famous poet of like 600 BCE. What we have is aching and mysterious and sexy. As my friend JG pointed out, there's an intimacy here that feels modern. A lot of the old Greek stuff feels like dudes standing around yelling (bec...


☙ percy ❧ rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

"But now she is conspicuous among Lydian women as sometimes at sunset the rosyfingered moon surpasses all the stars. And her light stretches over salt sea equally and flowerdeep fields." ------- "someone will remember us I say even in another time" (this last one is particularly poignant because it make...


Warwick rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2016

•Greek Lyric: Sappho and Alcaeus, tr. David A Campbell, Loeb 1990 •If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, tr. Anne Carson, Virago 2002 •Stung With Love: Poems and Fragments, tr. Aaron Poochigian, Penguin 2015 SAPPHICS FOR SAPPHO Each ellipsis teases, inviting dreams – dreams Formed from torn papyruses'...


Jimmy rated it ★★★☆☆

May 04, 2016

and neither any[   ]nor any holy place nor was there from which we were absent no grove[     ]no dance               ]no sound               [ (view spoiler)[So human (hide spoiler)]a voice(view spoiler)[ through static. Fragments over (hide spoiler)]heard. Time,(view spoiler)[ with its cuirass and g (hide spoiler)]o(view spoiler)[ld sandals, the final cu (hide spoiler)]rator. someone will remember us                          ...


laura rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2016

the difference between four stars and five is something categorically different from all other star-number differences. the move from 'i really liked it' to 'it was amazing' is a move away from the the realm of sheer personal pleasure, and toward something externaler. this book was often a pleasu...


anna rated it ★★★★★

August 09, 2017

if i weren't a lesbian, this would turn me into one





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