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Sappho (ca 630 BCE – ca 570 B.C.E.)

Nationality: Greek Periods: Greek: Classical

female writer of lyric poetry

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Criticism about Sappho

H.D. and “The Contest”: archaeology of a Sapphic gaze
“The influence of the classical Greek poet Sappho on the works of Hilda Doolittle could be seen in the latter’s adoption of a gender-ambiguous pseudonym.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Bret L. Keeling
From: Twentieth Century Literature Summer 1998
The Tradition of Psappha: Human Being, Historical Figure, Songwriter
An essay on the life, works, and influence of Sappho. Includes a bibliography.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Andrea Grant

Biographical sites about Sappho

Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and links to other web sites.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Academy of American Poets
Sappho, the first modern poet
A short biographical piece from a book about the poet.
Contains: Sketch
Author: Edith Mora
From: Sappho–The Story of a Poet Flammarion, 1966

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013