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Sappho"s leap

a novel

by Erica Jong

  • 156 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece,
  • Lesbos Island (Greece),
  • Egypt
    • Subjects:
    • Sappho -- Fiction.,
    • Greeks -- Egypt -- Fiction.,
    • Women poets -- Fiction.,
    • Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Fiction.,
    • Lesbos Island (Greece) -- Fiction.,
    • Egypt -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Maps on endpapers.

      Statementby Erica Jong.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3560.O56 S27 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 316 p. :
      Number of Pages316
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3577932M
      ISBN 100393057615
      LC Control Number2002155113

        Book review: Sappho’s Leap, by Erica Jong. December 9, Part historical fiction about the Ancient Greece and part a mythological tale, this novel tells the story of one of the most celebrated poetesses of all times – Sappho of Lesbos. Sappho’s Leap. by Erica Jong (Norton; $) June 2, Save this story for later. Save this story for later. What if the poet Sappho had paused to tell the story of her life in the moment.

      Book 1, for instance, gathered all the poems that had been composed in the sapphic stanza—the verse form Obbink recognized in the “Brothers Poem.” in her novel “Sappho’s Leap Author: Daniel Mendelsohn.   Sappho's Leap by Erica Jong, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Sappho's Leap: Erica Jong: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(K).

        Erica Jong decided to take a leap in her new novel, taking readers into the past to the times of ancient Egyptians and Romans. In the book, "Sappho's Leap," Jong . 51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe, Sydney, NSW, [email protected] We are one of Sydney's favourite general second-hand Bookstores. Walk through to our beautiful courtyard Cafe that transforms into a tapas Bar at night. We are also now home to Da Capo Music Bookshop, the only dedicated second-hand sheet music store in Australia. We buy and.


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"Sappho's Leap delights."―USA Today. Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble/5(49).

Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble/5.

The wonderful paradox of Sappho’s Leap is that it is an epic life of a lyric poet. The story it creates is just as valid as the ancient testimonies, and it is the story of Jong’s own life as.

Sappho's Leap: A Novel by Erica Jong pp, Arcadia, £ Sappho is going through one of her Heroic Periods. Born on the island of Lesbos. The picture on this book is a famous work of art.

I found it drew me into the book and to the Woman Herself. (I bought a framed picture of this work of art by Charles Mengin ). Read this book and Sappho take you away to Crete, Lebos and to Ancient Greece.

Walk with Her through lush gardens, as the Goddess Aphrodite inspires Her verses of Love/5(20). Fearless and unrestrained, Sappho is Erica Jong's most unforgettable heroine. Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2, years into the heart and mind of the greatest romantic poet the world has ever known. At the age of 14, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island.

"Sappho's Leap delights."—USA Today. Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble.4/4(14).

What a historical novel this could have been, a retelling of the life of the iconic poet Sappho. A brilliantly written prologue fires the reader with promise. Sappho stands upon the edge of the Leucadian cliff, looking back upon an eventful life, contemplating suicide.

The potential of this beautiful and dramatic opening is, sadly, left unfulfilled. Sappho's Leap. Review Sappho's Leap.

by Erica Jong. Erica Jong leads us on a journey back 2, years to experience the adventurous life of history's most famed love poetess, Sappho of Lesbos.

Sappho was seduced at the tender age of 14 by her idol, the Find a Book. View all. The invention of the myth of Sappho's Leap - in which, though deeply lesbian, she kills herself for love of a man - largely contributed, Greer insists, to the cult of female poetic suicide in the Author: Michele Roberts.

The feminist maverick who’s been tweaking sexual conventions ever since Fear of Flying () now reimagines the life and numerous loves of the seventh-century (b.c.) Greek poetess. Sappho herself narrates, in another deconstructive romp akin to Fanny () and Serenissima (), at the moment when she’s standing on a seaside cliff about to “leap” to her death.

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Sappho's Leap is a journey back years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of 14, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of the island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in the hope that matrimony will keep her out of trouble/5(22).

Get this from a library. Sappho's leap: a novel. [Erica Jong] -- Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known.

At the age of 14, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots with. Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: From the author of 'Fear of Flying', 'Sappho's Leap' is an imaginative journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known, taking Sappho from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades.

Excerpt Sappho's Leap. by Erica Jong. Prologue. On the Cliff. Age seizes my skin. And turns my hair. From black to white: My legs no longer carry me. Lightly, nimbly. Dancing like young fawns. What can I do. I am not eternal.

Though my songs may be. Find a Book. View all. The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Fear of Flying brings the seductive Greek poet to life in this "enormously entertaining" tale (Booklist). As she stands poised at the edge of a precipice in the shadow of the sanctuary of Apollo, the greatest love poet who ever was or ever will be recalls the eventful fifty years that have led her to this moment.

Editions for Sappho's Leap: X (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ). Synopsis "Sappho's Leap" is a journey back years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known.

At the age of 14, Sappho seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of the island, and is caught and married off to a repellent /5(22). "Sappho was the first great bisexual," says Erica Jong.

"She wrote about feelings that seemed very modern to me and that I could identify with." In Sappho's Leap (Norton; $), the author who popularized the "zipless fuck" via her novel Fear of Flying fictionalizes the life of that ancient Greek icon of liberation.Buy the Paperback Book Sapphos Leap by ERICA JONG atCanada's largest bookstore.

Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. "SAPPHO'S LEAP is a journey back 2, years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known.

At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots.Sappho, also spelled (in the Aeolic dialect spoken by the poet) Psappho, (born c.Lesbos [Greece]—died c.

bce), Greek lyric poet greatly admired in all ages for the beauty of her writing style. She ranks with Archilochus and Alcaeus, among Greek poets, for her ability to impress readers with a lively sense of her language contains elements from Aeolic vernacular.