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    Description"The first translation from the Greek that I ever did was the apple orchard of Sappho in my fifteenth year. It left me so excited with accomplishment that I couldn't sleep well for nights. Since that time, on the freight trains of my youthful years of wandering, in starlit camps on desert and mountain ranges, in snow-covered cabins, on shipboard, in bed, in the bath, in love, in time of loneliness and despair, in jail, while employed as an attendant of the insane, and on many other jobs and in many other places, the Anthology and the lyric poets of Greece have been my constant companions." --Kenneth Rexroth from the Foreword Friend to the Beats, organizer of the Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955, and iconoclastic poet extraordinare, Kenneth Rexroth here turns his imagination to a selection of verses from the Greek Anthology. In his lively style he successfully captures the spirit of the originals by such poets as Sappho, Anyte, Glykon, Antipatros, Leonidas, Askelpiades, and Ammianos. Students of the classics as well as poets and translators will welcome this collection for the insight and dexterity of its unconventional editor. Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982), poet, critic, and translator, is also noted for his translations from the Chinese and Japanese. Widely prolific, he helped usher in the Beat movement in the 1950s and is widely considered to have invented the idea of San Francisco as a center of literary innovation. David Mulroy is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the translator of" Early Greek Lyric Poetry" and "Horace's Odes and Epodes."


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    Title
    Greek Anthology: Poems
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Kenneth Rexroth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472086085
    ISBN 10: 0472086081
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 881.008
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.0108
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881/.0108
    LC classification: PA3623.A5 R45 1999
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    15 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI