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Sappho's leap : a novel /
by Erica Jong.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.
description
xix, 316 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0393057615 (hardcover)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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author
imprint
New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.
isbn
0393057615 (hardcover)
catalogue key
4825882
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-01-15:
Neither Jong nor Sappho needs an introduction, but here Jong introduces us to a Sappho we never knew. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, January 2003
New York Times Book Review, May 2003
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Summaries
Main Description
Always our keenest-eyed chronicler of the wonders and vagaries of sex and love, Jong has found the perfect subject for a witty and sensuous tale of a passionate woman ahead of her time.
Publisher Fact Sheet
A journey back 2,600 years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known.
Unpaid Annotation
Fearless, exuberant, and passionate, Sappho is Erica Jong's most unforgettable heroine. Sappho's Leap is a Journey back 2,600 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. Instead, it starts her off on a series of amorous adventures with both men and women, taking her from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades. Erica Jong--always our keenest-eyed chronicler of the wonders and vagaries of sex and love--has found the perfect subject for a witty and sensuous tale of a passionate woman ahead of her time. A generation of readers who have been moved to laughter and recognition by Jong's heroines will be enchanted anew by her re-creation of the immortal poet.

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