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Erica Jong

Originally posted June 2003

Sappho's Leap

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Arguably the greatest love poet the world has ever known is also the first known woman poet, a seventh-century Greek woman named Sappho. What we know about Sappho, however, is eclipsed by what we don't know -- so acclaimed writer Erica Jong has written a novel, to flesh out Sappho's life, and to try and tease out the truth from among the many myths about her.




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