Sonnets and Shorter Poems

Sonnets and Shorter Poems

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Overview

Sonnets and Shorter Poems by Francesco Petrarch, Francesco Petrarca, David R Slavitt

In Petrarch’s hands, lyric verse was transformed from an expression of courtly devotion into a way of conversing with one’s own heart and mind. David Slavitt renders the sonnets in Il Canzoniere, along with the shorter madrigals and ballate, in a sparkling and engaging idiom and in rhythm and rhyme that do justice to Petrarch’s achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674063136
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 711 KB

About the Author

David R. Slavitt is a poet and the translator of more than ninety works of fiction, poetry, and drama.

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