Stung with Love Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Stung with Love  Poems and Fragments of Sappho Author Sappho
ISBN-10 9780141931258
Release 2009-08-06
Pages 160
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More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.

Come Close

Come Close Author Sappho
ISBN-10 9780141398709
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 64
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'Yes, we did many things, then - all Beautiful ...' Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Sappho (c.630-570 BCE). Sappho's Stung with Love is available in Penguin Classics.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts Author Apollonius of Rhodes
ISBN-10 9781101616802
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 272
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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

If Not Winter

If Not  Winter Author Sappho
ISBN-10 9780307556981
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 416
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Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho’s fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electric—or, to use Sappho’s words, as “thin fire . . . racing under skin.” By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lesbian Lyre

The Lesbian Lyre Author Jeffrey Duban
ISBN-10 9781905570799
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 832
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Hailed by Plato as the “Tenth Muse” of ancient Greek poetry, Sappho is inarguably antiquity’s greatest lyric poet. Born over 2,600 years ago on the Greek island of Lesbos, and writing amorously of women and men alike, she is the namesake lesbian. What’s left of her writing, and what we know of her, is fragmentary. Shrouded in mystery, she is nonetheless repeatedly translated and discussed – no, appropriated – by all. Sappho has most recently undergone a variety of treatments by agenda-driven scholars and so-called poet-translators with little or no knowledge of Greek. Classicist-translator Jeffrey Duban debunks the postmodernist scholarship by which Sappho is interpreted today and offers translations reflecting the charm and elegant simplicity of the originals. Duban provides a reader-friendly overview of Sappho’s times and themes, exploring her eroticism and Greek homosexuality overall. He introduces us to Sappho’s highly cultured island home, to its lyre-accompanied musical legends, and to the fabled beauty of Lesbian women. Not least, he emphasizes the proximity of Lesbos to Troy, making the translation and enjoyment of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey a further focus. More than anything else, argues Duban, it is free verse and its rampant legacy – and no two persons more than Walt Whitman and Ezra Pound – that bear responsibility for the ruin of today’s classics in translation, to say nothing of poetry in the twentieth century. Beyond matters of reflection for classicists, Duban provides a far-ranging beginner’s guide to classical literature, with forays into Spenser and Milton, and into the colonial impulse of Virgil, Spenser, and the West at large.

Aphrodite and Venus in Myth and Mimesis

Aphrodite and Venus in Myth and Mimesis Author Nora Clark
ISBN-10 9781443876780
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 461
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Aphrodite and Venus in Myth and Mimesis is a broad, flexible source book of comparative literature and cultural studies. It promotes the wide-ranging presence and impact of prominent idiosyncratic personalities in fabled goddess mythology and its emphatic notions of endearment and allure. The book brings together seven hundred acknowledged sources drawn from successive historical, global and literary eras, including principal commentaries, along with factual information and important renditions in art, prose and verse, within and beyond mainstream western culture. A lengthy, detailed introduction presents a copious documented preview of the viable adaptation and mimesis of divine characterization and its respective centrality from the long distant past to the present day. Myth, rarely latent, demonstrates varied modes of expression and open-ended flexibility throughout the six comprehensive chapters which illuminate and probe, in turn, aspects of the ideological presence, sensibilities, trials and triumphs and interventions of the goddess, whether sacred or profane. Particular literary extracts and episodes range across ancient cultures alongside quite recent expressions of hermeneutics, blending myth with the contemporary in the multi-layered reception or admonishment of the goddess, whether by one designation or the other. As such, this book is wholly relevant to all stages of the evolution and expansion of a dynamic European literary culture and its leading authors and personalities."

Penguin Classics Catalogue

Penguin Classics  Catalogue Author
ISBN-10 9780141398846
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 192
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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

The Book of Human Emotions

The Book of Human Emotions Author Tiffany Watt Smith
ISBN-10 9781847659675
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 308
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Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Is your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you curious (perhaps about this book)? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpok? Or giddy with dpaysement? The Book of Human Emotions is a gleeful, thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar. Each has its own story, and reveals the strange forces which shape our rich and varied internal worlds. In reading it, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone), uncover the secret histories of boredom and confidence, and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION is the free museum and library for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. It is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas thrive.

Und ich schlafe allein

Und ich schlafe allein Author Sappho
ISBN-10 3406653235
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 168
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Und ich schlafe allein has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Und ich schlafe allein also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Und ich schlafe allein book for free.


Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9783104018454
Release 2011-12-22
Pages 225
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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Mary Shelleys »Frankenstein« ist neben Bram Stokers »Dracula« der zweite große Archetypus des modernen Horrorgenres. Im Unterschied zum Fürsten der Finsternis ist Shelleys Hauptfigur kein übernatürliches Wesen, sondern ein künstlich erzeugter Mensch, der durch die Grausamkeit und Ignoranz seiner Umwelt erst zu dem Monster wird, für das ihn alle halten. Wirklich monströs hingegen sind die ganz normalen Menschen: mit ihren kalten Herzen und ihrem Wahn, die Welt im Griff zu haben.

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

101 Letters to a Prime Minister Author Yann Martel
ISBN-10 9780307402080
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 480
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From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene. Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to you...even if your address is not 80 Wellington Street.

In die Wildnis

In die Wildnis Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 9783492957779
Release 2013-02-18
Pages 304
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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen. – Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Author Charlotte Brontë
ISBN-10 3843053561
Release 2016
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Jane Eyre has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jane Eyre also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jane Eyre book for free.

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea Author Ernest Hemingway
ISBN-10 3526522065
Release 2001
Pages 128
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The old man and the sea has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The old man and the sea also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The old man and the sea book for free.

Falling in Love 101

Falling in Love 101 Author Rev. Edward F. Caldwell
ISBN-10 9781456836627
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 103
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One of several purposes for this memoir "Falling in Love 101" is to address the issue of "intimacy we have with ourselves, with our own bodies (and its parts) and the prospect of intimacy with others. This little book is also an attempt to mount a kind of sexual curriculum- especially for young people, and others who must "wait" for the marriage part of life. Intimacy for many of us is still fraught with queasiness, awkwardness. To indulge in any kind of sexual activity for most people (!!??), many people (!!??) some people some of the time, brings great ecstatic pleasure! Of necessity, we take a hard look at intercourse, with all its sexual stimulation, erratic behavior,and other intracacies. Woven together are biblical, literary,historical commentary,on the theme, and of how in some instances the specifics of Christian revelation in both theNew Testament and the Church are not as helpfull as we would like them to be. This treatise is also the beginning of a fanciful folk tale,launched by the author's own "folk."

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN-10 9782366686050
Release 2013-10-12
Pages 160
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Der Roman spielt im Boston des 17. Jahrhunderts. Puritanisches Denken und Leben prägt den Lebenswandel der Bevölkerung. Inmitten lebt Hester, deren Mann auf eigentümliche Weise verschwunden ist. Während seiner Abwesendheit wird sie schwanger und wird als Ehebrecherin Verurteilt. Noch in der Haft gebärt sie ihre Tochter Perle. Nach der Haftentlassung muss sie drei Stunden am Pranger stehen und als lebenslängliche Strafe den Buch scharlachroten Buchstaben "E" für "Ehebrecherin" tragen.


LOLITA Author Vladimir V. Nabokov
ISBN-10 3499225433
Release 1999
Pages 527
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Der vielumstrittene, längst zu Weltruhm gelangte und zweifach verfilmte Roman einer tragischen Pasion: Ein Vierigjähriger verfällt dem grazilen Zauber einer kindlichen Nymphe und erfährt die Liebe als absolute Macht über Leben und Tod.