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Sappho Is Burning

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ISBN-10: 0226167569

ISBN-13: 9780226167565

Edition: 1995

Authors: Page DuBois

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To know all we know about Sappho is to know little. Her poetry, dating from the seventh century B.C.E., comes to us in fragments, her biography as speculation. How is it then, Page duBois asks, that this poet has come to signify so much? Sappho Is Burning offers a new reading of this archaic lesbian poet that acknowledges the poet's distance and difference from us and stresses Sappho's inassimilability into our narratives about the Greeks, literary history, philosophy, the history of sexuality, the psychoanalytic subject. In Sappho is Burning, duBois reads Sappho as a disruptive figure at the very origin of our story of Western civilization. Sappho is beyond contemporary categories,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Page duBois is Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Fragmentary Introduction
The Aesthetics of the Fragment
Sappho's Body-in-Pieces
Sappho in the Text of Plato
Sappho in the History of Sexuality
Michel Foucault, Sappho, and the Postmodern Subject
Asianism and the Theft of Enjoyment
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