Sappho Is Burning

Sappho Is Burning
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 206
ISBN 0226167569
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To know all we know about Sappho is to know little. Her poetry, dating from the seventh century B.C.E., comes to us in fragments, her biography as speculation. How is it then, Page duBois asks, that this poet has come to signify so much? Sappho Is Burning offers a new reading of this archaic lesbian poet that acknowledges the poet's distance and difference from us and stresses Sappho's inassimilability into our narratives about the Greeks, literary history, philosophy, the history of sexuality, the psychoanalytic subject. In Sappho is Burning, duBois reads Sappho as a disruptive figure at the very origin of our story of Western civilization. Sappho is beyond contemporary categories, inhabiting a space outside of reductively linear accounts of our common history. She is a woman, but also an aristocrat, a Greek, but one turned toward Asia, a poet who writes as a philosopher before philosophy, a writer who speaks of sexuality that can be identified neither with Michel Foucault's account of Greek sexuality, nor with many versions of contemporary lesbian sexuality. She is named as the tenth muse, yet the nine books of her poetry survive only in fragments. She disorients, troubles, undoes many certitudes in the history of poetry, the history of philosophy, the history of sexuality. DuBois argues that we need to read Sappho again.

Sappho Is Burning
  • Author : Page duBois
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1997-04-15

To know all we know about Sappho is to know little. Her poetry, dating from the seventh century B.C.E., comes to us in fragments, her biography as speculation. How is it then, Page duBois asks, that this poet has come to signify so much? Sappho Is Burning offers

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Sappho
  • Author : Page DuBois
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-02

Sappho has been constructed as many things: proto-feminist, lesbian icon and even - by the Victorians - chaste headmistress of a girls' finishing school. Yet ironically, as Page DuBois shows, the historical poet herself remains elusive. We know that Sappho's contemporary Alcaeus described her as 'violet, pure, honey-smiling Sappho'; and

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Trojan Horses
  • Author : Page DuBois
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2001-03-01

Critiques the cultural conservatives' teaching of Classical Greek literature as ahistorical and distorted by politics, and offers a more complex view of ancient Greek politics, sex, and religion.

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Sappho
  • Author : Franz Grillparzer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1858

Read online Sappho written by Franz Grillparzer, published by which was released on 1858. Download full Sappho Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Slaves and Other Objects
  • Author : Page duBois,Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Page DuBois
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09

Page duBois, a classicist known for her daring and originality, turns in this new book to one of the most troubling subjects in the study of antiquity: the indispensability of slaves in ancient Greece. DuBois argues that every object and text in the world of ancient Greece bears the marks

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Hearing Sappho in New Orleans
  • Author : Ruth Salvaggio
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13

While sifting through trash in her flooded New Orleans home, Ruth Salvaggio discovered an old volume of Sappho's poetry stained with muck and mold. In her efforts to restore the book, Salvaggio realized that the process reflected how Sappho's own words were unearthed from the refuse of the ancient world.

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Re reading Sappho
  • Author : Ellen Greene
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996

This and Reading Sappho are the first anthologies devoted to the scholarly study of Sappho.

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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
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15

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

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The Woman s World
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888

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Sweetbitter Love
  • Author : Sappho
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2006

A bilingual collection of the Greek poet's works which celebrate nature, friendship, and love.

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Poems and Fragments
  • Author : Sappho
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002

Presents a Sappho by a poet and translator that treats the fragments as aesthetic wholes, complete in their fragmentariness, and which is also, as the translator puts it: 'ever mindful of performative qualities, quality of voice, changes of voice...'

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Sappho
  • Author : Estelle Anna Robinson Lewis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881

Read online Sappho written by Estelle Anna Robinson Lewis, published by which was released on 1881. Download full Sappho Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Sappho  a tragedy  in verse  by Stella
  • Author : Estelle Anna B. Lewis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876

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Journal of the History of Sexuality
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996

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Fragmentation and the Historical Imaginary
  • Author : Josh Barlas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

Read online Fragmentation and the Historical Imaginary written by Josh Barlas, published by which was released on 2010. Download full Fragmentation and the Historical Imaginary Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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