Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

by George Hugo Tucker, Tucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198158653

ISBN-13: 9780198158653

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This fascinating study traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522-1560). Tucker focuses on how the poet differed from his contemporaries, describes in detail the importance of his move to Rome in 1553, and provides a close analysis of Du Bellay's complex sonnet sequence, Antiquitez de Rome. In

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This fascinating study traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522-1560). Tucker focuses on how the poet differed from his contemporaries, describes in detail the importance of his move to Rome in 1553, and provides a close analysis of Du Bellay's complex sonnet sequence, Antiquitez de Rome. In assessing the sonnets, Tucker first locates their central importance within the poet's production, then further situates them with the living and scholarly context of Du Bellay's Rome. Throughout, the volume highlights the sonnets' rich intertextual framework in classical, neo-Latin, and vernacular literature, making them more accessible to the modern reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158653
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Bibliographyx
List of Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
1.A Poetic Odyssey: Parisian Beginnings, Departure, and Homecoming7
2.The Quest for Rome, in Rome55
3.Roman Texts and Contexts: Vitalis' Portrait Gallery Rediscovered105
4.The End of All175
Conclusion225
Appendices233
A.Du Bellay's Age233
B.Diogo Pires, Roberto Nobili, and Du Bellay235
C.Recueils factices of Du Bellay, and their Annotators Henri Estienne and Panjas237
D.Buonamici, Castiglione, and Fabricius' Roma238
E.The poems of Calcagnini and Other Contents of a Travelling-Chest Belonging to the Du Bellays239
F.Summary of Interrelated Texts Centring around Antiquitez, VIII241
G.Reminiscences of Vitalis' 'Roma Prisca' (1553)/'De Roma antiqua' (1554) in Du Bellay's Poemata (1558), 1. 2, 'Romae Descriptio' (fos. 3v-6r)244
H.Lucan, his Commentator, and the Antiquitez de Rome245
I.'Du Soleil l'une & l'autre maison'247
J.Further Annotations by Henri Estienne of the Antiquitez (2nd edn., 1558) in his recueil factice [= Lyon, Bibl. Mun. Res. 321. 835]249
K.Translations of the Main Medieval and Renaissance Latin Poetic Texts Quoted251
Bibliography263
Index287

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