If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Author(s): Sappho, Anne Carson


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.


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Anne Carson lives in Canada. "From the Hardcover edition."

General Fields

  • : 9780375724510
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage Books USA
  • : 0.313
  • : July 2003
  • : 206mm X 132mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sappho, Anne Carson
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : en
  • : 884.2
  • : 416
  • : Poetry texts & anthologies