Zur Kunst Sapphos. Motiv-analytische und kompositionstechnische Interpretationen.
Ferdinand Schöningh, München (...), 1971. 230p. Paperback. Spine at edges a bit scratched. (Rare). ‘This is an important and at times frustrating book. On the one hand, Saake presents us with attractive analyses of ten of Sappho’s poems (Lobel-Page nos. 31, 1, 2, 5, 17, 16, 44, 95 and 94), followed by an excellent concluding chapter, ‘Kunstwürdigung’, which provides the best summary of Sappho’s art I have seen. On the negative side, though, one must cite his crabbed style, burdened with odd words and difficult constructions, along with too much parading of scholarship.’ (EDWIN D. FLOYD in The Classical World, 1973, (67-2), p.116).