The Complete Poems: The 1554 Edition of the

The Complete Poems: The 1554 Edition of the "Rime," a Bilingual Edition

by Gaspara Stampa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226770710

ISBN-13: 9780226770710

Pub. Date: 10/30/2010

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated love

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Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated love affair to despair at its end. While these tormented works and their multiple male addressees have led to speculation that Stampa may have been one of Venice’s famous courtesans, they can also be read as a rebuttal of typical assumptions about women’s roles. Championed by Rainer Maria Rilke, among others, she has more recently been celebrated by feminist scholars for her distinctive and original voice and her challenge to convention.

The first complete translation of Stampa into English, this volume collects all of her passionate and lyrical verse. It is also the first modern critical edition of her poems, and in restoring the original sequence of the 1554 text, it allows readers the opportunity to encounter Stampa as she intended. Jane Tylus renders Stampa’s verse in precise and graceful English translations, allowing a new generation of students and scholars of poetry, Renaissance literature, and music history to rediscover this incipiently modern Italian poet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226770710
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/30/2010
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Series Editors' Introduction....................xi
Volume Editor's Introduction....................1
Volume Editor's Bibliography....................47
The Rime (1554)....................54
Appendix A: Poems Not Included in the 1554 Anthology....................349
Appendix B: Poems to Stampa from Poets She Addresses in the Rime....................357
Appendix C: Concordance....................361
Notes....................365
Series Editors' Bibliography....................401
Index of First Lines in Italian....................429
General Index....................439

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