Canzoniere / Edition 1

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Overview

"The Canzoniere of Petrarch (1304-74) is among Europe's most famous and influential books of lyrics. The focus of this large collection (7,500 lines) is Petrarch's love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many and various. One of the first modern men to emerge from a mediaeval world, he remains modern in his perplexities, uncertainties, the hesitancies and diffidence he reveals, paradoxically, with assured artistry. J. G. Nichols brings out the obsessive passion, but also his wit and serious humour." "This is a new verse translation of the whole Canzoniere, with notes on the page to illuminate the poems and suggest the many connections between them. They are not randomly collected but constitute a complex whole."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415942423
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Sales rank: 802,778
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesco Petrarca was an Italian scholar, poet, and early humanist. J. G. Nichols is a poet, literary critic, and translator.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1 Poems written in the lifetime of madonna Laura 1
Pt. 2 Poems written after the death of madonna Laura 219
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