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Description - The Sappho History by Margaret Reynolds

In The Sappho History , Margaret Reynolds traces the story of the reception of Sappho's poetry and her afterlife in literature and art from the mid eighteenth-century to the twentieth-century. For women writers in the Romantic period, she symbolized possibility; for the young Tennyson, she was a private ancestor helping him make his own name as a poet. Richly illustrated throughout, The Sappho History provides a new view of Western culture from the Romantic period to the Modern.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333971703
ISBN-10: 0333971701
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Reynolds

MARGARET REYNOLDS is Reader in English at Queen Mary, University of London and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Her publications include The Sappho Companion, Victorian Women Poets (with Angela Leighton) and The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories. Her 1992 edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh won the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Adventures in Poetry.

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