Stung with Love

Poems and Fragments of Sappho
Author: Sappho
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140455574
Category: Poetry
Page: 95
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Collects the poems and fragments of the ancient Greek poet's surviving work, displaying the wide variety of themes in her work, from amorous songs celebrating adolescent females to poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, and remembrance.

Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Poems and Fragments of Sappho
Author: Sappho
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141931256
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.

If Not, Winter

Fragments of Sappho
Author: Sappho
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307556980
Category: Poetry
Page: 416
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Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho’s fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electric—or, to use Sappho’s words, as “thin fire . . . racing under skin.” By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sappho

Griechisch und deutsch
Author: Sappho
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110355590
Category: History
Page: 71
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Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet


Author: Philip Freeman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242242
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems. For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho—the first woman writer in literary history—were a few brief quotations preserved by ancient male authors. Yet those meager remains showed such power and genius that they captured the imagination of readers through the ages. But within the last century, dozens of new pieces of her poetry have been found written on crumbling papyrus or carved on broken pottery buried in the sands of Egypt. As recently as 2014, yet another discovery of a missing poem created a media stir around the world. The poems of Sappho reveal a remarkable woman who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos during the vibrant age of the birth of western science, art, and philosophy. Sappho was the daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother, a lover of women, and one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Nonetheless, although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of the ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience. Searching for Sappho is the exciting tale of the rediscovery of Sappho’s poetry and of the woman and world they reveal.

John Greaves, Pyramidographia and Other Writings, with Birch's Life of John Greaves


Author: John Anthony Butler
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527526682
Category: History
Page: 340
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This is a modern-spelling edition of John Greaves’s Pyramidographia (1646), together with some miscellaneous travel-writings, letters and a biography of Greaves by Thomas Birch. It includes a full scholarly introduction and detailed notes. This book is the first of its kind in English, and undertakes a scientific evaluation of the pyramids through metrics, using state-of-the-art instruments and drawing on both ancient and modern authorities, amongst which is included Arab and Persian writers as well as Western sources. Greaves’s work is distinguished from others by his refusal to be drawn into mystical or theological speculation, and is an excellent example of how seventeenth-century scientists may be said to have pioneered modern methods of scientific inquiry. Greaves discusses the age of the pyramids, their purpose, the nature of their builders and the methods he believes were used to erect them. It may be said that he is probably the earliest genuine English “Egyptologist”, and that Pyramidographia is indeed the earliest scientific treatise on the subject. Greaves’s travel-writings, which also contain a great deal of measurement, show readers how he approached his sojourn in foreign lands, and his letters give some measure of the man and his relationships with fellow-scientists and patrons. The biography by Thomas Birch further fills out Greaves’s life and career.

A Study Guide for Sappho's "To an Army Wife in Sardis"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410360741
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 17
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A Study Guide for Sappho's "To an Army Wife in Sardis," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Greek lyric


Author: David A. Campbell
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 492
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Jason and the Argonauts


Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616806
Category: Poetry
Page: 272
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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Erotic Poems


Author: Edward E. Cummings,Lars Vollert
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406624803
Category:
Page: 127
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Liebe, Humor, Frau, Mann. KOmmt nun noch die Freude am sprachlichen Experiment dazu, ist man bei den erotischen Gedichten des amerikanischen Lyrikers und Malers E.E. CUmmings (1894-1962) angelangt. CUmmings liebt das Physische in allem, was er tut: Er liebt die Buchstaben, die Worter. UNd er liebt die Frauen, die Erotik, den Sex. SO wie er immer wieder die sinnliche Einheit zweier Liebender und ihrer Korper feiert, so spielt er auch mit dem Korper der gedruckten Sprache: Er trennt und vereint die sprachlichen Korperteile, um sie zu neuen und uberraschend lustvollen Bildern im Kopf der Leser werden zu lassen. SEine Gedichte bewegen sich dabei zwischen romantisch und obszon, zartlich und derb, verspielt und frivol. SEine liebevollen erotischen Stellungnahmen entzucken und provozieren. Dieser Band vereint zum ersten Mal ausgewahlte erotische Gedichte aus dem umfangreichen lyrischen Werk von E.E. CUmmings.

Kind aller Länder

Roman
Author: Irmgard Keun
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462315374
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Erstmals 1938 erschienen: die abenteuerliche Geschichte vom Leben der zehnjährigen Kully im Exil – von ihr selbst erzählt Irmgard Keun war schon eine Bestsellerautorin, als ihre Bücher in Deutschland verboten wurden. Sie ging ins Exil nach Ostende, traf dort Joseph Roth, begann eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit ihm – und diesen Roman. Keun lässt die zehnjährige Kully von ihrem aufregenden Leben in der Emigration erzählen. Ihr leichtfertiger, spiel- und verschwendungssüchtiger Vater steckt als Schriftsteller ständig in Geldnöten, die liebevolle Mutter ist oft mit der Tochter allein und amüsiert sich anderweitig. Da seine Bücher in Deutschland verboten sind, lebt der Vater von Zeitungsartikeln und immer neuen Vorschüssen seiner Auslandsverlage – und ist ständig auf der Jagd nach Bargeld. Seine Beschaffungstouren führen ihn quer durch Europa, von Brüssel über Lemberg nach Prag, Paris, Nizza und sogar nach New York. Mutter und Tochter lässt er meist in Hotels zurück, wo Rechnungen zu begleichen und ständig Ausreden gefordert sind. In einem ungekünstelten Erzählton, kindlich naiv und doch erstaunlich abgeklärt und von umwerfender Komik, nimmt Kully uns mit in ihr rast- und heimatloses, aber abenteuerliches Leben. Sie erkennt die Schwächen ihrer Eltern genau und betrachtet sie doch voller Liebe. Und sie gibt tiefe Einblicke in die Situation der Emigranten in Europa. Gleichzeitig ist dieser Roman, erschienen in Amsterdam 1938, ein anrührendes Porträt des Paars, das Joseph Roth und Irmgard Keun einmal waren, und von dem Volker Weidermann in seinem Buch »Ostende. 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft« so lebendig erzählt hat.

Lieder

Griechisch und deutsch
Author: Sappho
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110357461
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 263
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Literatur und Religion, 1

Wege zu einer mythisch-rituellen Poetik bei den Griechen
Author: Anton Bierl,Rebecca Lämmle,Katharina Wesselmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110926369
Category: History
Page: 440
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The series MythosEikonPoiesis begins with the publication of contributions to an international conference held at Castelen-Augst near Basle. The conference laid new foundations in examining the interdependence of myth, ritual and Greek literature in many different genres (Homeric epic, lyric poetry, Presocratic and Platonic philosophy, tragedy, comedy, satyr plays, historiography, Hellenistic poetry, and the novel) with regard to their textual structure and poetics. Working in interdisciplinary cooperation, some participants also direct their attention towards Egypt, the Near East, Rome, and to the reception of these poetological principles in modern literature.

Sappho


Author: Franz Grillparzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 143
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Da könnte ich drauf pinkeln

Und weitere Gedichte von Katzen
Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3864134234
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Alle Katzen sind Künstler – das beweisen ihre abstrakten Haarbälle, die meisterhaft zerrissenen Vorhänge und die präzise Art, wie sie sich auf frisch gewaschener Wäsche drapieren. Doch auch in poetischer Hinsicht sind sie äußerst begabt, wie feinsinnige Gedichte wie »Ich lecke deine Nase", »Das ist mein Sessel" und »Die Tür ist zu" zeigen. Dieses Buch vereint die besten Gedichte, Klagelieder und Weisheiten von Katzen aus aller Welt und o¬ffenbart deren heimliche Wünsche, innere Konflikte und alle Eigen- und Unarten ihres neurotischen Wesens. Endlich werden Sie verstehen, warum Ihre Katze liebend gern auf Ihrem Gesicht liegt, bevor die Sonne aufgeht, Ihnen hilft, den Nachttisch mit ihrem Schwanz aufzuräumen und warum sie sich unbedingt versichern muss, dass eine Klopapierrolle tatsächlich 1000 Blatt enthält.