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The complete poetry / Giacomo da Lentini ; translation and noted by Richard Lansing ; introduction by Akash Kumar.

Author/Creator:
Giacomo, da Lentini, active 13th century author.
Standardized Title:
Poems. English
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
Series:
Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library.
The Da Ponte Italian library
Format/Description:
Book
186 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"This volume presents the first translation in English of the complete poetry of Giacomo da Lentini, the first major lyric poet of the Italian vernacular. He was the leading exponent of the Sicilian School (c.1220-1270) as well as the inventor of the sonnet. Featuring illustrations and new English translations of some forty lyrics, Richard Lansing revives the work of a pioneer of Italian literature, a poet who helped pave the way for later writers such as Dante and Petrarch. Giacomo da Lentini is hailed as the earliest poet to import the Occitan tradition of love poetry into the Italian vernacular. This edition of Giacomo fills a gap in the canon of translations of Italian literature in English and serves as a vital reference source for students as well as scholars and teachers interested in the literature of the romance languages. Giacomo da Lentini was an Italian poet of the 13th century and a member of the Sicilian School during the reign of Frederick II. The topics of his poetry primarily concerned courtly and chivalrous love."-- Provided by publsher.
Contents:
Introduction; The Canzoni and Discordo; The Tenzoni; The Sonnets; The Lyrics of dubious authorship; Notes to the poems; Bibliography; Index of first lines; Index of names.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Lansing, Richard H., translator.
ISBN:
148752286X
9781487522865
1487503768
9781487503765
OCLC:
1005872057
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