This chapter tracks Eva Palmer Sikelianos's involvement with Sappho's poetry. To study how her reading of Sappho “implicated” or involved her in Sappho's poetic corpus on both a physical and literary level, it pays attention to Eva's hair, dress, and gestures; the photographs for which she posed; the letters she wrote; and the ways in which these different media delivered the pain and pleasure of Sappho's effects. For instance, signs of Eva's involvement with Sappho's poetry are subtly coded in an early twentieth-century photograph. It features Eva seated in a leather chair holding a book upright on her lap, and a wall of books appears in the background to her left. While the picture represents an upper-class white American woman reading in a Victorian home study, the Greek prototype is suggested by the hair.
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