Exploring The Waste Land
A miscellaneous page linked from The Waste Land, Part III, line 221

Line 221

Eliot's note for line 221 mentions Sappho. Sappho was a Greek female poet who lived on the island of Lesbos (and elsewhere in the Mediterrian). She is especially noted for her poems of female-female love. From her name, and the island at which she lived, the words sapphic and lesbian were created.

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T 109 - Sappho


L 7 - Sappho
Very nice entry on Sappho's life and works.

Exploring The Waste Land
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File date: Sunday, September 29, 2002
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