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Author Reynolds, Margaret, 1957-

Title The Sappho history / Margaret Reynolds
Edition 1. edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


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Description 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Mary Robinson's Attitudes -- 3. Picturing Sappho -- 4. Fragments of an Elegy -- 5. The Woman Poet Sings Sappho's Last Song -- 6. Poisonous Honey -- 7. Sappho's Fatal Book -- 8. The Island and the Mirror -- 9. Epilogue: Virginia's Sapphists
Summary "In The Sappho History Margaret Reynolds traces the story of the reception of Sappho's poetry and her afterlife in literature and art from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. For women writers in the Romantic period, she symbolised possibility; for the young Tennyson, she was a private ancestor helping him make his own name as a poet. The book includes close readings of texts by Swinburne, Baudelaire, Christina Rossetti, Mary Robinson, Michael Field, H. D. and Tennyson as well as readings of plays, and pictures. Richly illustrated, The Sappho History provides a new view of Western culture."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Publisher description available electronically on the Internet
Subject Sappho, active approximately 610 B.C.-approximately 580 B.C. -- In literature
Sappho -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sappho -- In literature.
European literature -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
LC no. 2002026946
ISBN 0333971701