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Orphans of Petrarch: Poetry and Theory in the Spanish Renaissance

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In Spain as elsewhere, Renaissance poets transformed the lyric tradition by using Petrarch as a source of poetic renewal. But political unity and military hegemony, coupled with a sense of cultural inferiority and an obsession with ethnic purity, made Spain different. Drawing on modern critical theory, Ignacio Navarrete offers a new exposition of the development of Spanish Renaissance poetics. Grounded in both philology and cultural theory, Orphans of Petrarch is the first book to integrate the "Spanish ...

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In Spain as elsewhere, Renaissance poets transformed the lyric tradition by using Petrarch as a source of poetic renewal. But political unity and military hegemony, coupled with a sense of cultural inferiority and an obsession with ethnic purity, made Spain different. Drawing on modern critical theory, Ignacio Navarrete offers a new exposition of the development of Spanish Renaissance poetics. Grounded in both philology and cultural theory, Orphans of Petrarch is the first book to integrate the "Spanish difference" into an understanding of Renaissance lyric as a European phenomenon.

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Ignacio Navarrete is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
Bembo, Petrarch, and Renaissance Belatedness 3
Spanish Alterity and the Language of Empire 15
Some Questions of Method 31
2 Poetic Theory in the Reign of Charles V: Castiglione and the Spanish Renaissance 38
The Spanish Appropriation of Il Cortegiano 39
Boscan and the Aesthetics of the Hendecasyllabic Line 58
3 Boscan, Garcilaso, and the Codes of Erotic Poetry 73
Boscan's Rewriting of the Rime sparse 74
Garcilaso and the Codes of Erotic Poetry 90
Garcilaso and the Primal Scene of Instruction 112
4 Herrera and the Return to Style 126
The Academic Canonization of Garcilaso 126
Herrera's Anotaciones I: Decentering Garcilaso 137
Herrera's Anotaciones II: The Poet's Eye 151
Love and Allusion: Petrarch and Garcilaso in the Poetry of Herrera 168
5 Gongora, Quevedo, and the End of Petrarchism in Spain 190
Gongora and the Poetics of Fulfillment 191
Parodic Petrarchism in Canta sola a Lisi 205
Conclusion: The End of Petrarchism in Spain 233
Notes 241
Bibliography 267
Index 285
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