The First Poets
Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets annotated edition
By (author) Michael Schmidt
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First Poets by Michael Schmidt
Book DescriptionA dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt , The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination. Starting with the legendary and possibly mythical Orpheus and with Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, the dirty old man of poetry, to Theocritus, the father of pastoral; from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to Hesiod, who claimed a visit from the Muses the stories in The First Poets masterfully merge fact and conjecture into animated and compelling portraits of these ancestors of our culture."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375725258
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt is the editor of PN Review, and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press. He lives in Manchester, England, where he is the director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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