Poetry Of Michelangelo

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One of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo's work as a poet has been unjustly ignored. This thorough introduction outlines the broad chronological evolution of the poems, includes the poetry in both the original Italian and in translation and explores the themes raised in the poems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780485115291
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Ryan is Professor of Tourism at Waikato Management School, The Univeristy of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Intorduction

1. Approaches to Michelangelo's Poetry

2. Troubled Times

Part II: First Poems (1503/4-32)

3. Poetic Apprenticeship

4. The Florentine Period

Part III: The Central Acheivement (1532-47)

5. The Central Years

6. Poems for Tommaso Cavalieri

7. Poems for Vittoria Colonna

8. Poems for "the Beautiful and Cruel Lady" and Other Love Poems

9. Miscellaneous Poems

Part IV: Final Poems (1547-60)

10. Guilt and Grace

Part V: Retrospect

11. Rough Beauty


Bibliography of Works Cited


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