By Sappho, Anne Carson
Of the 9 books of lyrics the traditional Greek poet Sappho is expounded to have composed, just one poem has survived whole. the remainder are fragments. during this astounding new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson offers all of Sappho's fragments, in Greek and in English, as though at the ragged scraps of papyrus that guard them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that may be defined in simple terms as electric--or, to exploit Sappho's phrases, as "thin fireplace . . . racing less than skin." by means of combining the traditional mysteries of Sappho with the modern wizardry of 1 of our so much fearless and unique poets, If now not, wintry weather presents a tantalizing window onto the genius of a lady whose lyric strength spans millennia.
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It was chaos in Siberia, where the Russian Revolution raged. The slaughter went on around her, as Bolsheviks and White Russians killed each other and wild bands of soldiers and bandits preyed on the innocent. Peggy’s report ran in the Cleveland Press on March 6, 1919. Siberia is on the threshold of its blackest period. Twice a victim first to monarchy and then to anarchy—its people this winter will die by thousands. They are freezing to death now and the coldest weather is still to come. Farther inland, where the disorganization of the railroads has made it impossible to carry supplies, they are starving to death, while roving bands of Bolsheviki and bandits terrorize the unprotected communities.
Rheta Childe Dorr. Library of Congress mnwp 15000 Rheta Childe Dorr went back to Europe as a war reporter, but French authorities refused her pleas for credentials. Wise to the fact that women “had learned through uncounted centuries to move by indirection,” she end-ran the French by signing up with the YMCA as an entertainer. She couldn’t sing or dance, so she entertained the troops by giving lectures about the Russian Revolution. There was a bonus: Rheta hoped to see her son Julian, who was serving in France.
Peggy’s report ran in the Cleveland Press on March 6, 1919. Siberia is on the threshold of its blackest period. Twice a victim first to monarchy and then to anarchy—its people this winter will die by thousands. They are freezing to death now and the coldest weather is still to come. Farther inland, where the disorganization of the railroads has made it impossible to carry supplies, they are starving to death, while roving bands of Bolsheviki and bandits terrorize the unprotected communities. Murder, pillage, starvation, and bitter cold—what a desperate outlook.