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Victorian Sappho

Victorian Sappho( )
Author: Prins, Yopie
ISBN:978-0-691-05918-1
Publication Date:Mar 1999
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

What is Sappho, except a name? Although the Greek archaic lyrics attributed to Sappho of Lesbos survive only in fragments, she has been invoked for many centuries as the original woman poet, singing at the origins of a Western lyric tradition. Victorian Sappho traces the emergence of this idealized feminine figure through reconstructions of the Sapphic fragments in late-nineteenth-century England. Yopie Prins argues that the Victorian period is a critical turning point in the...
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