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Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology: A Bilingual Edition
     

Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology: A Bilingual Edition

by Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati, Victoria Kirkham (Translator)
 

Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and

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Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and artistic network, circulating her verse in a complex and intellectually fecund exchange with some of the most illustrious figures in Italian history. In this bilingual anthology, Victoria Kirkham gathers Battiferra's most essential writing, including newly discovered poems, which provide modern readers with a valuable social chronicle of sixteenth-century Italy and the courtly culture of the Counter-Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226039237
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Kirkham is professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania.

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