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August 12, 2003
5.21 X 8.11 X 0.92 inches | 0.69 pounds
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About the Author
ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.
"[Sappho's] verse has been elevated to new heights in [this] gorgeous translation." --The New York Times "This Sappho is whispering in our ear in a language we can understand." --Time Out New York "Carson is in many ways [Sappho's] ideal translator.... Her command of language is honed to a perfect edge and her approach to the text, respectful yet imaginative, results in verse that lets Sappho shine forth." --Los Angeles Times "A selfless, faithful, and boldly delicate achievement." --Boston Review