Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

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A collection of poems by a Canadian poet Bliss Carman. The Introduction says: For about two thousand five hundred years Sappho has held her place as not only the supreme poet of her sex, but the chief


lyrist of all lyrists. Every one who reads acknowledges her fame, concedes her supremacy; but to all except poets and Hellenists her name is a vague and uncomprehended splendour, rising secure above a persistent mist of misconception. In spite of all that is in these days being written about Sappho, it is perhaps not out of place now to inquire, in a few words, into the substance of this supremacy which towers so unassailably secure from what appear to be such shadowy foundations.

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics
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