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Charles E. Tuttle:, 1984. 240 pages, 66 illustrations in color and b&w. "Part One will show that for at lest five thousand years mans has been fascinated by ivory; and for us now, ivory art and artifacts reveal the myths, customs, dress, work, amusements and other features of the domestic life of the past. Part Two is probably the first encyclopedia of ivory uses." A detailed study. VERY GOOD- HARDCOVER, ivory white silk covers are somewhat soiled, internally in fine condition.. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No dust jacket present. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Charles E. Tuttle:, 1984, Waukesha, WI,: Country Beautiful Corporation. Very Good. 1965. Hard Cover. By the editors of Country Beautiful. Editorial direction: Michael P. Dineen. Edited by Robert L. Polley. 98 pages, illustrations (some in color), pictorial cloth, very good, 9 by 12 inches. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-82, American poet, b. Portland, Maine, grad. Bowdoin College, 1825. He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in which he created a new body of romantic American legends. Descended from an established New England family, after college he spent the next three years in Europe, preparing himself for a professorship of modern languages at Bowdoin, where he taught from 1829 to 1835. After the death of his young wife in 1835, Longfellow traveled again to Europe, where he met Frances Appleton, who was to become his second wife after a long courtship. She was the model for the heroine of his prose romance, Hyperion (1839). From 1836 to 1854, Longfellow was professor of modern languages at Harvard, and during these years he became one of an intellectual triumvirate that included Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell. Although a sympathetic and ethical person, Longfellow was uninvolved in the compelling religious and social issues of his time; he did, however, display interest in the abolitionist cause. He achieved great fame with long narrative poems such as Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), and Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863), which included "Paul Revere's Ride." In all of these works he used unusual, "antique" rhythms to weave myths of the American past. His best-known shorter poems include "The Village Blacksmith," "Excelsior," "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "A Psalm of Life," and "A Cross of Snow." Although he was highly praised and successful in his lifetime, Longfellow's literary reputation has declined in the 20th cent. His unorthodox meters, while contributing to the unique effects of his poems, have been much parodied, and many critics have viewed harshly his simple, sentimental, often moralizing verse. Longfellow made a poetic translation of Dante's Divine Comedy (1867), for which he wrote a sequence of six outstanding sonnets. After his death, he was the first American whose bust was placed in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. ., Country Beautiful Corporation, 1965, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown: 2006. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. The first dramatic adaptation of Gilgamesh. Bringing new life to the world's oldest story, Yusef Komunyakaa and Chad Gracia have refashioned a classic Sumerian legend into a compelling verse play. In this ageless saga, Gilgamesh of Uruk, part god and part man, embarks on an other-worldly quest in search of immortality. This new version elaborates on the key themes of the story and weaves them into a vibrant and emotional new form. Wesleyan's edition of Gilgamesh is like no other and will take its place among the most powerful and engaging interpretations of this timeless tale. "In spare, stark language, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Komunyakaa and dramatist Gracia create a 21st-century version of the ancient Middle Eastern tale Gilgamesh... (T)hese two writers have brought vigorous life to this ancient tale. Recommended for most collections."ÑLibrary Journal "Gritty, laconic, well-known poet Komunyakaa (who won a Pulitzer for 1993's Neon Vernacular) teams up with playwright and dramaturge Gracia for a compelling, short, stage-ready adaptation of the Sumerian epic that may be the oldest story in the world... Komunyakaa's short lines and taciturn bearing fit the gravity of the warriors' tragedy, and he strikes the right balance between contemporary directness and antique grace. Gilgamesh, once embarked on his quest for the flower, demands of one among its many guardians: 'Open the gate/ so I may confront the father of Grief.' If Komunyakaa's Sumerians lack the verbal polish and the philosophical ambition of, say, fellow poet Seamus Heaney's Greeks (found in his translation of Sophocles), this is a dramatic work of sinewy vitality, with a real hero who moves and breathes on the stage."ÑPublishers Weekly "Lean, startling, a chiaroscuro renovation of one of the great inception-stories of human intimacy, loss, and survivalÑthis Gilgamesh is fiercely brilliant in language and conception, uniquely stripped and centered for our own times."ÑJane Hirshfield, author of After "Unique, powerful, and beautifully succinct, this Gilgamesh is marked by Komunyakaa's personal style and vision. He and Gracia wipe the dust off of the old broken cuneiform tablets and make the characters in the epic come alive."ÑRichard Cecil, author of Twenty First Century Blues From the Book: Utnapishtam Legend, myth, lies, dreams, beliefs, sometimes I do not know one from the other. Did lies bring you here? Did dreams bring you here? Gilgamesh Hope brought me here. Utnapishtam Hope also brought me here. Or, perhaps it was fear. The fear of death. The fear of life. The fear of death in life. Yusef Komunyakaa is a professor in the creative writing department at New York University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Chad Gracia is a theater producer, dramaturge, and consultant specializing in the geopolitics of the Middle East. He has edited six verse plays and writes extensively on theater., Wesleyan University Press, Middletown: 2006, Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Harvard Univ Pr, 1996. She lived on the island of Lesbos around 600 B.C.E. She composed lyric poetry, only fragments of which survive. And she was--and is--the most highly regarded woman poet of Greek and Roman antiquity. Little more than this can be said with certainty about Sappho, and yet a great deal more is said. Her life, so little known, is the stuff of legends; her poetry, the source of endless speculation. This book is a search for Sappho through the poetry she wrote, the culture she inhabited, and the myths that have risen around her. It is an expert and thoroughly engaging introduction to one of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of antiquity. Margaret Williamson conducts us through ancient representations of Sappho, from vase paintings to appearances in Ovid, and traces the route by which her work has reached us, shaped along the way by excavators, editors, and interpreters. She goes back to the poet's world and time to explore perennial questions about Sappho: How could a woman have access to the public medium of song? What was the place of female sexuality in the public and religious symbolism of Greek culture? What is the sexual meaning of her poems? Williamson follows with a close look at the poems themselves, Sappho's "immortal daughters." Her book offers the clearest picture yet of a woman whose place in the history of Western culture has been at once assured and mysterious. One minor edge tear on jacket, otherwise in very nice condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine., Harvard Univ Pr, 1996

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She lived on the island of Lesbos around 600 B.C.E. She composed lyric poetry, only fragments of which survive. And she was--and is--the most highly regarded woman poet of Greek and Roman antiquity. Little more than this can be said with certainty about Sappho, and yet a great deal more is said. Her life, so little known, is the stuff of legends; her poetry, the source of endless speculation. This book is a search for Sappho through the poetry she wrote, the culture she inhabited, and the myths that have risen around her. It is an expert and thoroughly engaging introduction to one of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of antiquity. Margaret Williamson conducts us through ancient representations of Sappho, from vase paintings to appearances in Ovid, and traces the route by which her work has reached us, shaped along the way by excavators, editors, and interpreters. She goes back to the poet's world and time to explore perennial questions about Sappho: How could a woman have access to the public medium of song? What was the place of female sexuality in the public and religious symbolism of Greek culture? What is the sexual meaning of her poems? Williamson follows with a close look at the poems themselves, Sappho's "immortal daughters." Her book offers the clearest picture yet of a woman whose place in the history of Western culture has been at once assured and mysterious. ancient and classical literature,biographies,criticism and theory,fiction,gay and lesbian,gender studies,greek,history,history and criticism,humanities Medieval, Harvard University Press

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Sappho's Immortal Daughters
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Williamson, Margaret

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Sappho's Immortal Daughters

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0674789121

This book is a search for Sappho through the poetry she wrote, the culture she inhabited, and the myths that have arisen around her. It is an expert and thoroughly engaging introduction to one of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of antiquity.

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Publishing year: 1995
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Weight: 0,531 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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