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After Sappho : a novel / Selby Wynn Schwartz.


"An exhilarating debut from a radiant new voice, After Sappho reimagines the intertwined lives of feminists at the turn of the twentieth century. "The first thing we did was change our names. We were going to be Sappho," so begins this intrepid debut novel, centuries after the Greek poet penned her lyric verse. Ignited by the same muse, a myriad of women break from their small, predetermined lives for seemingly disparate paths: in 1892, Rina Faccio trades her needlepoint for a pen; in 1902, Romaine Brooks sails for Capri with nothing but her clotted paintbrushes; and in 1923, Virginia Woolf writes: "I want to make life fuller and fuller." Writing in cascading vignettes, Selby Wynn Schwartz spins an invigorating tale of women whose narratives converge and splinter as they forge queer identities and claim the right to their own lives. A luminous meditation on creativity, education, and identity, After Sappho announces a writer as ingenious as the trailblazers of our past" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324092315
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition 2023.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.
Subject: Feminists > Fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Suffrage > Fiction.
Male domination (Social structure) > Fiction.
Misogyny > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Queer fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) FIC Sch (Text) 30210313176710 New Books Checked out 04/08/2023

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