Complete Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

Complete Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

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Complete Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond with lyric skill to predecessors such as Sappho and Ovid. The first complete bilingual edition of this singular and broad-ranging female author, Complete Poetry and Prose also features the only translations of Labé's sonnets to follow the exacting rhyme patterns of the originals and the first rhymed translation of Labé's elegies in their entirety.

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ISBN-13: 9780226467153
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2006
Series: Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series
Edition description: Bilingual edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography

I. Prose
Prose Translator's Note
Epistre Dedicatoire / Dedicatory Letter
Debat de Folie et d'Amour / Debate of Folly and Love

II. Poetry
Poetry Translator's Note
Elégies / Elegies
Sonnets / Sonnets

Series Editors' Bibliography
Index of First Lines and Titles
General Index

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