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Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937

Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937( )
Author: DeJean, Joan
Foreword by: Stimpson, Catherine R.
Series title:Women in Culture and Society Ser.
ISBN:978-0-226-14135-0
Publication Date:Jan 1989
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $256.00
Book Description:

Considering Sappho as a creature of translation and interpretation, a figment whose features have changed with social mores and aesthetics, Joan DeJean constructs a fascinating history of the sexual politics of literary reception. The association of Sappho with female homosexuality has made her a particularly compelling and yet problematic subject of literary speculation; and in the responses of different cultures to the challenge the poet presents, DeJean finds evidence of the...
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Book Details
Pages:402
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Lgbt
Literary Criticism / European / French
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 4.064 cm
Book Weight:0.764 Kilograms



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