Lesbian Desire in the Lyrics of Sappho - Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies (Hardback)Jane McIntosh Snyder (author)
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Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 25 mm
"What emerges in this careful and engaging study is an explication of Sappho's work and its literary environment, which illuminates both Sappho and the ways she has been read, adopted, and co-opted over the centuries. Without polemics, and with scrupulous candor and fidelity to the originals, Snyder allows even those readers who are, as she puts it, 'Greekless' to find their connection with the vitality of the words and the poems, which often exist on the page in only the most fragmentary form. By returning often to the bits of text that contain key words and phrases, Snyder actually succeeds in intimating poems where only hints remain." -- "Choice"