Maurice Scève (c.1500-c.1564) was a French poet and a key French Renaissance literary figure. Originally published in 1966, this edition of Scève's 1544 poetic cycle Délie, objet de plus haulte vertu was prepared specifically for English-speaking students. The poems are presented in French, with an extensive introduction and detailed textual notes in English. Textual analysis focuses more on 'the mechanism of the individual poem, so that sources and contemporary habits of rhetoric are considered in the first place as elements of the poetic effect'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French poetry and Renaissance literature.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Note on the reproduction of the emblems; List of abbreviations; Introduction: 1. Scève before Délie; 2. The emblems; 3. The literary and cultural background; 4. Versification; 5. The language of Délie; 6. From grammar to rhetoric; 7. The present edition; Bibliography; Text; Notes; Appendix A. Speroni and the Délie; Appendix B. Distribution of emblems in the 1544 edition; Appendix C. Rhetorical figures in the Délie; Appendix D. L'ordre des figures & emblemes; Table et indice.