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1. See, for example, Chandra Mohanty's contributions in C. Mohanty etc. (eds.), Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Bloomington 1991), or Aihwa Ong, [quot ]Colonialism and Modernity: Feminist Re-presentations of Women in Non-Western Societies,[quot ] in A.C. Herrmann and A.J. Stewart (eds.), Theorizing Feminism (Boulder 1994) 372-81. For other criticism of the French feminists, see M. Skinner, [quot ]Women and Language in Archaic Greece, or, Why is Sappho a Woman?,[quot ] in N.S. Rabinowitz and A. Richlin (eds.), Feminist Theory and the Classics (New York 1993) 125-44, reprinted in E. Greene (ed.), Reading Sappho: Contemporary Approaches (Berkely 1996) 175-92.
2. E. Stigers [Stehle], [quot ]Sappho's Private World,[quot ] in H. Foley (ed.), Reflections of Women in Antiquity (New York 1981) 45-61. The citation of de Beauvoir's Second Sex can be found in Stehle's article, p. 54; in Wilson p. 15.
3. Interestingly, the same claim has been made for a number of love poems of Sappho, in particular fragment 31: see, for example, F. Lasserre, [quot ]Ornements érotiques dans la poésie lyrique archaïque,[quot ] in J. Heller and J.K. Newman (eds.), Serta Tyriniana (Urbana 1974) 1-33.
4. M. Skinner, [quot ]Aphrodite Garlanded: Eros and Poetic Creativity in Sappho and Nossis,[quot ] in F. De Martino (ed.), Rose di Pieria (Bari 1991) 77-96.
5. Much has been written of late about women's laments, both in ancient and modern Greece, e.g. G. Holst-Warhaft, Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature (London 1992).