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The poetry of Petrarch / translated by David Young.

Author/Creator:
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Standardized Title:
Rime. English. Selections
Edition:
1st pbk. ed.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxv, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Poetry, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Poetry, Medieval.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Petrarch was born in Tuscany in the fourteenth century and grew up in the south of France. He lived his life in the service of the church, traveled widely, and was revered as the model man of letters of his time." "Petrarch's greatest gift to posterity was his Rime in vita e morta di Madonna Laura, the cycle of poems popularly known as his songbook. By turns full of wit, languor, and fawning, endlessly inventive, in tightly composed yet ornate forms they record their speaker's unrequited obsession with the woman named Laura. In the centuries after it was designed, the "Petrarchan sonnet," as it would be known, has inspired the greatest love poets of the English language - from the time of Spenser and Shakespeare to our own."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents:
Petrarch: An Introduction
The Canzoniere, 1-366.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
2005
Contributor:
Young, David, 1936-
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9780374529611
0374529612
OCLC:
60334129
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