The Resource Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho, Jane McIntosh Snyder

Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho, Jane McIntosh Snyder

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Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho
Title
Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho
Statement of responsibility
Jane McIntosh Snyder
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • Sappho of Lesbos lived and wrote poetry some twenty-six centuries ago, but hers remains a persistent and effective voice for the expression of a woman's desire for a woman. Lesbian Desire in the Lyrics of Sappho is the first book to examine Sappho's poetry through the lens of lesbian desire, focusing on the active female gaze in the texts and the narrative voice - one that describes female experience and desires as primary, not secondary to the dominant (male) culture
  • Snyder reads Sappho's songs against a woman-centered framework in which emotional and/or erotic bonds between and among women take center stage. Her close readings demonstrate the ways in which Sappho's lyrics focus on women's emotional lives with one another and on female erotic desire for other females. In Sappho's poetic world, male figures, when they do appear, stand on the periphery
  • In order to make Sappho accessible to everyone, Snyder presents detailed readings of the one complete existing song and of each of the major fragments of her poetry. She provides a clear English translation and a transliteration into our alphabet; the original Greek text is included in an appendix. Rather than making claims about the specific social contexts out of which the poems may have arisen, Snyder offers a close analysis of the words themselves, with comparative material drawn from other archaic Greek poets where there appear to be appropriate parallels
  • The book concludes with a chapter addressing Sappho's influence on a number of modern American woman poets, particularly Amy Lowell, H.D., and Olga Broumas. Snyder sees in these three poets qualities similar to Sappho's: a strong sense of self-definition; a display of independence within a poetic tradition; a relishing of the erotic and the sensual; and an emphasis on the mutuality of desire; and a blurring of the gaze that disrupts the hierarchy of subject versus object
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Jane McIntosh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and Greek
LC call number
PA4409
LC item number
.S64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sappho
  • Sappho
  • Sappho
  • Sappho
  • Sappho
  • Love poetry, Greek
  • Women and literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Literature
  • Love poetry, Greek
  • Women and literature
  • Lesbische liefde
  • Gedichten
  • POESIA LÍRICA (HISTÓRIA E CRÍTICA)
  • LESBIANISMO
  • SEXUALIDADE
  • Poésie d'amour grecque
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Lesbiennes
  • Désir
  • Lesbische Liebe <Motiv>
  • Lesbos Island (Greece)
  • Greece
Label
Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho, Jane McIntosh Snyder
Link
https://archive.org/details/lesbiandesireinl00snyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-248) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman-centered perspective on Sappho -- Sappho and Aphrodite -- The construction of desire -- Eros and reminiscence -- Sappho's challenge to the Homeric inheritance -- The aesthetics of Sapphic Eros -- Sappho's other lyric themes -- Sappho and modern American women poets
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780231099950
Lccn
96031981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35159260
  • (OCoLC)ocm35159260
Label
Lesbian desire in the lyrics of Sappho, Jane McIntosh Snyder
Link
https://archive.org/details/lesbiandesireinl00snyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman-centered perspective on Sappho -- Sappho and Aphrodite -- The construction of desire -- Eros and reminiscence -- Sappho's challenge to the Homeric inheritance -- The aesthetics of Sapphic Eros -- Sappho's other lyric themes -- Sappho and modern American women poets
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9780231099950
Lccn
96031981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35159260
  • (OCoLC)ocm35159260

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