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.
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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.
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Come Close

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398701

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'Yes, we did many things, then - all Beautiful ...' Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Sappho (c.630-570 BCE). Sappho's Stung with Love is available in Penguin Classics.
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The Lesbian Lyre

Reclaiming Sappho for the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Duban

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 1905570791

Category: Poetry

Page: 832

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Hailed by Plato as the “Tenth Muse” of ancient Greek poetry, Sappho is inarguably antiquity’s greatest lyric poet. Born over 2,600 years ago on the Greek island of Lesbos, and writing amorously of women and men alike, she is the namesake lesbian. What’s left of her writing, and what we know of her, is fragmentary. Shrouded in mystery, she is nonetheless repeatedly translated and discussed – no, appropriated – by all. Sappho has most recently undergone a variety of treatments by agenda-driven scholars and so-called poet-translators with little or no knowledge of Greek. Classicist-translator Jeffrey Duban debunks the postmodernist scholarship by which Sappho is interpreted today and offers translations reflecting the charm and elegant simplicity of the originals. Duban provides a reader-friendly overview of Sappho’s times and themes, exploring her eroticism and Greek homosexuality overall. He introduces us to Sappho’s highly cultured island home, to its lyre-accompanied musical legends, and to the fabled beauty of Lesbian women. Not least, he emphasizes the proximity of Lesbos to Troy, making the translation and enjoyment of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey a further focus. More than anything else, argues Duban, it is free verse and its rampant legacy – and no two persons more than Walt Whitman and Ezra Pound – that bear responsibility for the ruin of today’s classics in translation, to say nothing of poetry in the twentieth century. Beyond matters of reflection for classicists, Duban provides a far-ranging beginner’s guide to classical literature, with forays into Spenser and Milton, and into the colonial impulse of Virgil, Spenser, and the West at large.
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Liebende Frauen

Roman

Author: David H. Lawrence,Petra-Susanne Räbel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257237313

Category:

Page: 857

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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.
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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.
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Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

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If Not, Winter

Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307556980

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 7831

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.
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Kind aller Länder

Roman

Author: Irmgard Keun

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315374

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2936

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.
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The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 2231

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
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Ein eigenes Zimmer

Essay

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596173617

Category:

Page: 130

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Abingdon Hall - Stürmische Zeiten

Roman

Author: Phillip Rock

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641144841

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Der faszinierende zweite Band des großen, dreiteiligen Familienepos vor der Kulisse des Ersten Weltkrieges England, 1921. Die Bewohner des großen Anwesens Abingdon Hall – von der Herrin des Hauses bis zum Chauffeur – versuchen mit aller Kraft, die bewegte Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen. Ein jeder hat große Verluste erlitten in den Jahren des Krieges, doch die Hoffnung auf bessere Zeiten macht es Martin Rilke und seinen Verwandten, der Familie Greville, etwas leichter. Die Ära der Goldenen Zwanziger liegt verheißungsvoll vor ihnen – schillernd, aufregend und tabulos – und für einen flüchtigen Moment scheint es, als sei alles gut ...
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Über das Glück

Author: Epicurus (Philosoph, Griechenland)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257241624

Category:

Page: 102

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Zungen aus Stein

Erzählungen

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492227810

Category:

Page: 265

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Greek lyric

Author: David A. Campbell

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 492

View: 7247

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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.
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Der Schimmer des Ledger Kale

Author: Ingrid Law

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646900865

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8644

Stell dir vor, deine Schwester wagt sich nur noch mit Sturzhelm in deine Nähe. Die Harley Davidson des Sheriffs zerfällt in ein Chaos aus Chrom und Stahl, nur weil du zufällig daran vorbeiläufst. Und eine neugierige Möchtegern-Journalistin wittert die Story ihres Lebens und heftet sich an deine Fersen. All das ist mir passiert, seit mich an meinem dreizehnten Geburtstag mein Schimmer erwischt hat. Ich bin Ledger Kale, der Junge, der alles zerstört, was aus Metall ist. Und ich habe keine Ahnung, wie ich diesen Schimmer in den Griff bekommen soll.
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