The Question and Answer section for Sappho: Poems and Fragments is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The earth is often a symbol of fertility and growth (both the Greeks and the Romans has a goddess of Earth, Ceres and Demeter) since when seeds are planted then there is a "conception" as the earth sprouts that which lives. The imagery...
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The following was copied in its entirety from: http://marybarnard.com/bio.html
There is also a longer version if you need more information.
"Mary Barnard was born December 6, 1909, in Vancouver, Washington, across the Columbia River from...