SAPPHO: A Drama in Verse by Marcus Holland

SAPPHO: A Drama in Verse

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A long, dull, wordy and pointless reworking of the Sappho legend into a poetic drama in blank verse. The transposition of Sappho's unrequited love from the legendary and perhaps mythical Phaon to an Egyptian gentleman named Marones adds nothing in authenticity to the story. Academic and pedestrian, it would be hard to name a possible audience for this work. Not even high school dramatic classes will want to use it because of its length; beyond that age level, no one would toil through the long, pseudo-philosophic passages.

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1948
Publisher: Scribner