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Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry


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In Piecing Together the Fragments, translator and poet Josephine Balmer examines the art of classical translation from the perspective of the practitioner. Positioning her study within the long tradition of translator prefaces and introductions, Balmer argues that such statements should be considered as much a part of creative writing as literary theory. From translating Sappho and other classical women poets, as well as Catullus and Ovid, to her poetry collections inspired by classical literature, Balmer discusses her ...

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    • Title: Piecing Together the Fragments by Josephine Balmer
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199585090, 0199585091
    • eText ISBN: 9780191665431
    • Edition: 2013
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