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The First Poets : Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets
by Michael Schmidt


Overview - A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt , The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination.

Starting with the legendary and possibly mythical Orpheus and with Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, "the dirty old man of poetry," to Theocritus, the father of pastoral; from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to Hesiod, who claimed a visit from the Muses-the stories in The First Poets masterfully merge fact and conjecture into animated and compelling portraits of these ancestors of our culture.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780375725258
  • ISBN-10: 0375725253
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: March 2006
  • Page Count: 410
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.42 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Literary Figures
Books > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Books > Literary Criticism > Ancient and Classical

 
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