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Sappho: a play in verse.

Lawrence Durrell

Sappho: a play in verse.

by Lawrence Durrell

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lesbos Island (Greece)
    • Subjects:
    • Sappho -- Drama,
    • Women poets -- Drama,
    • Lesbos Island (Greece) -- Drama

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesFaber paper covered editions
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6007.U76 S3 1967
      The Physical Object
      Pagination187 p.
      Number of Pages187
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5575420M
      LC Control Number67086510

      Whilst this page is still far from acheiving the goal of being a complete and readable edition of Sappho, it's still hopefully quite useful. If you're new to Sappho, it's worth reading Wikipedia's introduction to her before starting on the poems. There's an awful lot of misinformation out there, so getting a good feel for the biographical and. name of Sappho's father is widely given as Scamandronymus, he is not referred to in any of the surviving fragments. In his Heroides, Ovid has Sappho lament that, "Six birthdays of mine had passed when the bones of my parent, gathered from the pyre, drank before their time my tears." Ovid may have based this on a poem by Sappho no longer extant.

      Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, sang her songs around BCE on the island of Lesbos. Of the little that survives from the approximately nine papyrus scrolls collected in antiquity, all is translated here: substantial poems, fragments, single words - and, notably, five stanzas of a poem that came to light in Cited by: 4.   ing the success of his first great tragedy of Fate, ‘Die Ahnfrau,’ which was written in 16 days, Franz Grillparzer wrote a second poetic drama ‘Sappho’ (), also composed at white heat and resembling ‘Die Ahnfrau’ in the general character of its poetry although differing from it .

      Sappho: A Play in Verse () An Irish Faustus: A Morality in Nine Scenes () Acte () Humour. Esprit de Corps () Stiff Upper Lip () Sauve Qui Peut () Antrobus Complete (), a collection of short stories, previously published in various magazines, about life in the diplomatic corps. Letters and essaysNotable works: The Alexandria Quartet.   Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2, years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete 5/5(3).


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Sappho. A play in verse. London: Faber and Sappho: a play in verse. book, (). First edition, 8vo,(1) pp. Cloth, d.w., price clipped, slight sunning of spine otherwise an excellent copy. Lawrence George Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for The Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century.

A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrells prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose4/5(10). Sappho I've heard about a great deal, but never actually read.

This book was, while a great introduction to her poetry, also a great introduction to the mystery of the woman behind it. This book was, while a great introduction to her poetry, also a great introduction to the mystery of the woman behind it/5. Sappho’s legacy is her poetry, though most of it is lost.

In the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE her writings were collected in a nine-book edition of lyrics, but that work did not endure beyond the 8th or 9th century CE. Our knowledge of Sappho comes from quotations in other authors and from papyrus finds.

The sapphic poem dates back to ancient Greece and is named for the poet Sappho, who left behind many poem fragments written in an unmistakable cs are made up of any number of four-line stanzas, and many Greek and Roman poets, including Catullus, used the was introduced to Roman and European poets by Horace, who frequently used sapphics in his Odes, and later became.

Books shelved as novels-in-verse: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Inside Out & Back A. The play's official billing is Sapho, a play in four acts by Clyde Fitch.

Founded on the novel by Alphonse Daudet, with scenes from the play by Alphonse Daudet and Adolphe Belot. Sapho is a so-called " problem play ", centering on a woman who has love affairs with men to whom she is not married.

Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, sang her songs around BCE on the island of Lesbos. Of the little that survives from the approximately nine papyrus scrolls collected in antiquity, all is translated here: substantial poems, fragments, single words - and, notably, five stanzas of a poem that came to light in /5.

Sappho (/ ˈ s æ f oʊ /; Greek: Σαπφώ Sappho; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω Psápphō; c. – c. BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre.

Sappho sang of desire, passion and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of. Sappho, a poet of ancient Greece, is known through her work: ten books of verse published by the third and second centuries the Middle Ages, all copies were what we know of the poetry of Sappho is gleaned only through quotations in the writings of others.

One poem from Sappho survives in complete form, and the longest fragment of Sappho poetry is a mere 16 lines long. In its conception, Sappho is half way between a tragedy of fate and a more modern tragedy of character; in its form, too, it is half way between the classical and the modern.

An attempt is made to combine the passion and sentiment of modern life with the simplicity and grace of ancient masterpieces. Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Durrell, Lawrence.

Sappho, a play in verse. New York, Dutton [] (OCoLC) Named Person. Durrell's play in verse deserves to be much better known and appreciated. It combines lyricism with psychological and philosophical complexityReviews: 2. Sappho in the introduction (pg.

) is said to be married and have a daughter. This would lead some readers astray as they would find out the unreturned love to be female, not male. According to the introduction (pg.

) we know very little about same sex relationships and how people viewed them in. Sappho: Poems and Fragments literature essays are academic essays for citation.

These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Sappho: Poems and Fragments. The Adaptation of Sapphic Aesthetics and Themes in Verlaine's "Sappho Ballad".

Little is known with certainty about the life of Sappho, or Psappha in her native Aeolic dialect. She was born probably about B.C. to an aristocratic family on the island of Lesbos during a great cultural flowering in the area. Apparently her birthplace was either Eressos or Mytilene, the main city on the island, where she seems to have lived for some time.

The Poetry of Sappho 1 Sappho of Lesbos 43 The Text of Sappho’s Poems 45 Abbreviations and Bibliography 49 Textual Notes This page intentionally left blank.

vii won’t you take your Lydian lyre and play the poetry of sappho 7. another song to Góngyla while desire stillFile Size: KB.The book is structured as a series of poems (one hundred), as if written by Sappho, using fragments of her surviving work.

Carman seems to do well in capturing her voice and perspective. The result if a lovely, imaginative set of poems, mostly focused on love and the beauty of nature/5.Genre/Form: Verse drama Acting editions Historical drama Drama Théâtre: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Durrell, Lawrence.

Sappho: a play in verse.