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Sappho ... in 9 fragments
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Sappho ... in 9 fragments

Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Inspiration, abomination, lesbian pin-up, Christian tear-up, Roman’s reference, Egyptians’ refuse, empty vessel, imaginative void…

2700 years ago, Sappho is the world’s first love poet, the tenth muse of the ancient Greeks, and the inspiration for every lovelorn writer and songster since.

But as the centuries have passed with the coming and goings of hundreds of libidinous handymen restoring her buttresses, history has caught up with Sappho. Her tale has become a gap in time for new generations to pour their needs and desires into, but what is the truth behind her own story? Placed alongside a modern love story of sensuality, sexual awakening and broken-hearts, Sappho... in 9 fragments exposes the timeless undoing of love.

‘And the stars around the moon looked away, hid their radiant jewels, as she bathed the whole world with her luminous glow. I do not know what to do; my mind has shattered in two.’

  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2011 - Play Award (shortlist)
  • VIC Premier's Literary Awards 2011 - Louis Esson Prize for Drama (shortlist)
  • Delivered with perfectly poised satire…a very illuminating journey through the life—or more precisely the legacy—of this most fascinating writer. -  The Age

Cast : 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-886-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB