If Not, Winter

Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307556980

Category: Poetry

Page: 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.

Glas, Ironie und Gott

fünf epische Gedichte und ein Essay über das Geschlecht des Klanges

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 191

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Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931256

Category: Poetry

Page: 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.

Decreation

Gedichte, Oper, Essays

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100102430

Category:

Page: 250

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The Complete Poems of Sappho

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822009

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to be discovered anew by each generation, and to inspire new efforts at bringing the spirit of her Greek words faithfully into English. In the past, translators have taken two basic approaches to Sappho: either very literally translating only the words in the fragments, or taking the liberty of reconstructing the missing parts. Willis Barnstone has taken a middle course, in which he remains faithful to the words of the fragments, only very judiciously filling in a word or phrase in cases where the meaning is obvious. This edition includes extensive notes and a special section of "Testimonia": appreciations of Sappho in the words of ancient writers from Plato to Plutarch. Also included are a glossary of all the figures mentioned in the poems, and suggestions for further reading.

Das Gellen der Tinte

Zum Werk Thomas Klings

Author: Frieder von Ammon,Peer Trilcke,Alena Scharfschwert

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862348741

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

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Bisher ist das Œuvre Thomas Klings (1957–2005) von der Germanistik eher stiefkindlich behandelt worden. Nun wird es erstmals in einem wissenschaftlichen Sammelband sondiert: Neben überblicksartigen Beiträgen zum literarhistorischen Ort der klingschen Lyrik und zum Essayisten Kling werden dabei zum einen die ›Herkünfte‹ dieses Autors in den Blick ge­­nom­men, zum anderen geht es um seine Praxis der produktiven Rezep­tion: von den »Bergungsarbeiten« in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit bis hin zur Auseinandersetzung mit Paul Celan. Darüber hinaus werden die inter­­medialen Grundlagen eines Werks untersucht, das sich programmatisch im Spannungsfeld von Oralität, Skripturalität und Visualität bewegt. Ein Bericht über die Nachlass-Erschließung sowie ein Gespräch zwischen Franz Josef Czernin, Heinrich Detering und Hubert Winkels beschließen den Band, der gleichermaßen zur Formierung einer Kling-Forschung bei­­­­­­­­­­­­­tragen wie zur weiteren Beschäftigung mit einem der eigenständigs­ten und einflussreichsten Werke der Jahrtausendwende anregen will.

Anne Carson

Ecstatic Lyre

Author: Joshua M Wilkinson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052535

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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The first book of essays dedicated to the work of noted writer, Anne Carson

Irritationen

Rhetorische und poetische Verfahren der Verunsicherung

Author: Ramona Früh,Therese Fuhrer,Marcel Humar,Martin Vöhler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110401002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Weder die antike (rhetorische und poetische) noch die moderne (diskurs- und kognitionslinguistische) Theoriebildung hat bislang Irritation und Verunsicherung als Faktoren des Persuasionsprozesses hinreichend reflektiert oder systematisiert. Der vorliegende Band, der sich wesentlich auf die Ergebnisse des im Rahmen des Berliner DFG-Clusters "Languages of Emotion" geförderten Projekts "Rhetorik der Verunsicherung - Muster negativer Affekt-Strategien und ihre persuasive Funktion" gründet, versucht diese Lücke zu schließen. Seine Beiträge untersuchen Irritation und Verunsicherung als kommunikatives Geschehen, das bestehende Gewissheiten erschüttert und gefestigte Meinungen, Einstellungen oder Verhaltensweisen hinterfragt. Im Zentrum steht dabei das rhetorische und poetische Potenzial textuell fassbarer Äußerungsakte, das an einem Spektrum literarischer Gattungen und alltagssprachlicher Textsorten illustriert wird. Durch die rhetorischen und literaturwissenschaftlichen wie auch pädagogischen und linguistischen Fragestellungen wird der Bogen von der persuasionsorientierten Rhetorik zu den literarischen Verfahren der Poetik gespannt.

Greek lyric

Anacreon, Anacreontea choral lyric from Olympus to Alcman

Author: David A. Campbell,Anacréon

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674991583

Category: Fiction

Page: 547

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The five volumes in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Greek Lyric contain the surviving fragments of solo and choral song. This poetry was not preserved in medieval manuscripts, and few complete poems remain. Later writers quoted from the poets, but only so much as suited their needs; these quotations are supplemented by papyrus texts found in Egypt, most of them badly damaged. The high quality of what remains makes us realise the enormity of our loss. Volume I presents Sappho and Alcaeus. Volume II contains the work of Anacreon, composer of solo song; the Anacreontea; and the earliest writers of choral poetry, notably the seventh-century Spartans Alcman and Terpander. Stesichorus, Ibycus, Simonides, and other sixth-century poets are in Volume III. Bacchylides and other fifth-century poets are in Volume IV along with Corinna (although some argue that she belongs to the third century). Volume V contains the new school of poets active from the mid-fifth to the mid-fourth century and also collects folk songs, drinking songs, hymns, and other anonymous pieces.

Bakkhai

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199164

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

My Diva

65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them

Author: Michael Montlack

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299231231

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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From Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross to Queen Elizabeth I, Julia Child, and Princess Leia, these divas have been sister, alter ego, fairy godmother, or model for survival to gay men and the closeted boys they once were. And anyone—straight or gay, young or old, male or female—who ever needed a muse, or found one, will see their own longing mirrored here as well. These witty and poignant short essays explore reasons for diva-worship as diverse as the writers themselves. My Diva offers both depth and glamour as it pays tribute with joy, intelligence, and fierce, fierce love. Finalist, Lambda Book Award for LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation

In jedem Augenblick unseres Lebens

Roman

Author: Tom Malmquist

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9911

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»In jedem Augenblick unseres Lebens« ist ein tragisch-schönes Buch über ein Jahr, das alles verändert. Eine Geschichte über Verlust, Elternschaft und das Leben, das wir leben, Augenblick für Augenblick. Hier gibt es kein Dann, kein Später, nur Jetzt. Ein Buch wie ein einziger Atemzug. Tom und Karin erwarten ihr erstes Kind, als Karin plötzlich schwer erkrankt und ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden muss. Das Baby wird per Kaiserschnitt gerettet, während Tom wie in einem Albtraum in den unterirdischen Gängen des Krankenhauses umherirrt. Zwischen Intensivstation und Säuglingsstation, zwischen Leben und Tod. Als er nach Hause zurückkehrt, hat er Karin verloren und ist allein mit einem Neugeborenen. Um sich seiner Trauer zu stellen und seiner Tochter ein Vater zu sein, beginnt er ein Buch zu schreiben.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354053

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color

By Its Cover

Modern American Book Cover Design

Author: Ned Drew,Paul Sternberge

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984971

Category: Design

Page: 192

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We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperativesto reflect both an author's ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape. By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art. It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with more recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.

Sappho

Griechisch und deutsch

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110355590

Category: History

Page: 71

View: 1898

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Jetzt beim Akademie Verlag: Sammlung Tusculum - die berühmte zweisprachige Bibliothek der Antike! Die 1923 gegründete Sammlung Tusculum umfasst ca. 200 klassische Werke der griechischen und lateinischen Literatur des Altertums und bildet damit das Fundament der abendländischen Geistesgeschichte ab. Die Werke Ciceros, Ovids und Horaz’ gehören ebenso zum Programm wie die philosophischen Schriften Platons, die Dramen des Sophokles oder die enzyklopädische Naturgeschichte des Plinius. Die Reihe bietet die weltliterarisch bedeutenden Originaltexte zusammen mit exzellenten deutschen Übersetzungen und kurzen Sachkommentaren. Von renommierten Altphilologen betreut, präsentiert Tusculum zuverlässige Standardausgaben mit klassischer Einbandgestaltung für Wissenschaftler und Bibliotheken, Studenten und Lehrer sowie das allgemeine Publikum mit Interesse an antiker Dichtung und Philosophie. Der Name der Reihe geht auf die ehemalige Stadt Tusculum in Latium zurück, in der Cicero eine Villa besaß, die ihm als Refugium diente und in der er die Tuskulanen verfasste. Neben der hochwertig ausgestatteten Hauptreihe erscheinen in der Serie Tusculum Studienausgaben einschlägige Texte für Universität und Schule im Taschenbuch. Im Akademie Verlag startet die Reihe 2011 mit sieben wichtigen Neuerscheinungen.

An Oresteia

Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

Author: Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429922920

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.