Review: Stesichorus’s Complete works in Greek Lyric

Complete Works of Stesichorus
Stesichorus

A Greek poet of whom no complete work survives, Stesichorus isn’t someone I’d read if Anne Carson hadn’t used his work for her stunning Autobiography of Red. This complete edition of the poets work has some beautiful parts, and, as all that survives are fragments, it reads like a work of contemporary avant garde.

I mean, check this out:

Stesichorus

How’s that for minimalism and use of empty space?

Quiet talk of death aside, this isn’t worth your time unless you’re a completest. All you need Stesichorus  is in Autobiography of Red.

Not Recommended.

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