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Safo

El Acantilado

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ISBN: 9788417346881

Spanish

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The Greek poet Sappho was born on the island of Lesbos, probably in Mytilene, at the end of the 7th century B.C. The surviving fragments of her work constitute a sample of the first lyric poetry produced in Europe. Composed for song and disseminated in a still enigmatic context, the poetry of the Tenth Muse became, as early as Greece, an indisputable authoritative reference for literature created by women. Her discourse on subtle and disturbing eros, the stylised immediacy of her language and her metrical and formal inventiveness have fascinated readers and writers of all times, from Plato and Catullus to Virginia Woolf and Marguerite Yourcenar. This new translation, by the poet Aurora Luque, once again manages to rejuvenate the text, fleeing from stultified erudition and recovering the freshness of Sapphic verse with the "legitimate weapons of living poetry".