Petrarch Translated: A Selection of His Sonnets and Odes (Complete with Notes and the Original Italian)

Petrarch Translated: A Selection of His Sonnets and Odes (Complete with Notes and the Original Italian)

by Petrarch
     
 

This edition of Petrarch Translated is a rare 1808 edition that was printed in London.

This book contains some of the most beautiful and esteemed Sonnets and Odes of Petrarch, both in their original form and in an English translation, along with notes. Petrarch is best known for his Italian poetry, notably the Canzoniere ("Songbook") and the Trionfi… See more details below

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This edition of Petrarch Translated is a rare 1808 edition that was printed in London.

This book contains some of the most beautiful and esteemed Sonnets and Odes of Petrarch, both in their original form and in an English translation, along with notes. Petrarch is best known for his Italian poetry, notably the Canzoniere ("Songbook") and the Trionfi ("Triumphs"). However, Petrarch was an enthusiastic Latin scholar and did most of his writing in this language. His Latin writings include scholarly works, introspective essays, letters, and more poetry. Among them are Secretum ("My Secret Book"), an intensely personal, guilt-ridden imaginary dialogue with Augustine of Hippo; De Viris Illustribus ("On Famous Men"), a series of moral biographies; Rerum Memorandarum Libri, an incomplete treatise on the cardinal virtues; De Otio Religiosorum ("On Religious Leisure") and De Vita Solitaria ("On the Solitary Life"), which praise the contemplative life; De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae ("Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul"), a self-help book which remained popular for hundreds of years; Itinerarium ("Petrarch's Guide to the Holy Land"); a number of invectives against opponents such as doctors, scholastics, and the French; the Carmen Bucolicum, a collection of 12 pastoral poems; and the unfinished epic Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014914024
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,226,548
File size:
6 MB

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