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Marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important we have made it available as part of our commitment fo. While melodramatic Phaon is false and hopeless Sappho dies made me chuckle and lacking in to uote Shawn uoting Phoebe sapphic energy I thought much of Robinson s verse was really beautifulBlending with sober grey the western blaze Sonnet XIV is one of my favorites the intermingling of grief and joy

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This scarce antiuarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations. I don t like this poem but I know that it s great and complex and worth reading so I should give it its due rating But I don t like it In other words I feel the same about uinoa as I do this poem It s good for me but I prefer other things that are good for me like brown rice broccoli or TennysonI want to spend time with Shakespearean sonnets to really understand why they are amazing then revisit Robinson s to compare and contrast Post grad maybe

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R protecting preserving and promoting the world's literature in affordable high uality modern editions that are true to the original wo. hmm I m not uite sure what to say about this I read this as part of my english lit course on romanticism and feminism I wouldn t say I loved the poetry and its certainly not the best I ve read but I did enjoy it On a surface level it seems like a story of painful and bitter unreuited love who am I kidding On all levels its pained choking romantic yearning against the backdrop of nature and the gods and everything else you d imagine about a set of poems constructed in the late 18th century For my analysis of this poem I ve been attempting to consider the nature of desire in this series and the apparently self destructive ualities of romance and sensibility that Robinson practically shoves down your throat I felt almost obliged to consider this a feminist text for its representation of female desire but really it seemed like an attempt to stifle sensibility and praise reason insteadNow I know what you re thinking How does a book about desire and female sexuality become anti feminist or anti sensibility uite easily it seems I felt that Mary Robinson purposefully separated herself as the poet from Sappho the character As if to say this was Sappho s downfall being a romantic And I have not made the same mistakes of choosing sensibility over rationality I can understand how in its time it may have been considered radical and a pioneering feminist text but today it s just another example of women belittling women Okay but not really my thing

  • Paperback
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  • Sappho and Phaon
  • Mary Robinson
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 9781419146114

About the Author: Mary Robinson

Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the Goodreads databaseMary Robinson nee Darby 1757 1800 was an English poet and novelist During her lifetime she was known as 'the English Sappho' She was also known for her role as Perdita heroine of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale in 1779 and as the first public mistress of George IV After seeing her as Perdita and declaring



4 thoughts on “Sappho and Phaon

  1. says:

    I don’t like this poem but I know that it’s great and complex and worth reading — so I should give it its due rating But I don’t like it In other words I feel the same about uinoa as I do this poem It’s good for me but I prefer other things that are good for me like brown rice broccoli or TennysonI want to spend time with Shakespearean sonnets to really understand why they are amazing then revisit Ro

  2. says:

    While melodramatic Phaon is false and hopeless Sappho dies made me chuckle and lacking in to uote Shawn uoting Phoebe sapphic energy I thought much of Robinson's verse was really beautifulBlending with sober grey the western blaze Sonnet XIV is one of my favorites the intermingling of grief and joy

  3. says:

    hmm I'm not uite sure what to say about this I read this as part of my english lit course on romanticism and feminism I wouldn't say I loved the poetry and its certainly not the best I've read but I did enjoy it On a surface level it seems like a story of painful and bitter unreuited love who am I kidding On all levels its pained choking romantic yearning against the backdrop of nature and the gods and everythi

  4. says:

    Dear me I read this nauseating collection of flowery driblets which are based on Sappho's fragments thinking they were Sappho's poems too that makes two pretenders to Sappho that I've read thanks to wholly inadeuate descriptions at the iTune

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