Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937
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Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937 by Joan DeJean
Book DescriptionConsidering Sappho as a creature of translation and interpretation, a figment whose features have changed with social mores and aesthetics, Joan DeJean constructs a fascinating history of the sexual politics of literary reception. The association of Sappho with female homosexuality has made her a particularly compelling and yet problematic subject of literary speculation; and in the responses of different cultures to the challenge the poet presents, DeJean finds evidence of the standards imposed on female sexuality through the ages. She focuses largely though not exclusively on the French tradition, where the Sapphic presence is especially pervasive. Tracing re-creations of Sappho through translation and fiction from the mid-sixteenth century to the period just prior to World War II, DeJean shows how these renderings reflect the fantasies and anxieties of each writer as well as the "mentalite" of his or her day."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226141367
(228mm x 153mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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"[A] fascinating and carefully researched volume ... This way of looking at history, moving outward from the particulars of everyday life, is particularly thrilling."-Los Angeles Times
Essence of Style, Paperback (June 2006)
Writing with great elan, DeJean explains how the glittering world of Louis XIV set the standards of sophistication, style, and glamour that still rule today's lifestyles.
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