A Book of women poets from antiquity to now

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Schocken Books, 1980 - Poetry - 612 pages
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Spans four thousand years and the world's major civilizations to anthologize verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nine

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Years ago I bought a book called Good Reading and to educate myself decided to make my way through the list of "100 Significant Books." I noted that of the 20 poets listed, only one, Emily Dickenson ... Read full review

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My BIBLE. Best introduction to so many poets I hadn't heard of before but they also included most of the poets I had heard of. Read full review

Contents

AKKADIAN
9
HEBREW
16
Modern Hebrew
24
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About the author (1980)

Aliki Barnstone is Assistant Professor of English at Bucknell University. Michael Tomasek Manson is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Carol J. Singley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ.

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985. Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry.

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