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978-0-253-21317-4 / 9780253213174

Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta

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Publisher:Indiana University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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"Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarchs Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poets own selection of the best lyric verse he wrote throughout his life, accompanied by brief but useful notes... " Chronicles

"As well as skillful and fluent verse renderings of the 366 lyrics that make up this milestone in the development of Western poetic tradition, Musa offers copious and up-to-date annotation to each poem... along with a substantial, sensitive, and intelligent introduction that is genuinely helpful for the first-time reader and thought provoking for Petrarch scholars and other medievalists." Choice

The 366 poems of Petrarchs Canzoniere represent one of the most influential works in Western literature. Varied in form, style, and subject matter, these "scattered rhymes" contains metaphors and conceits that have been absorbed into the literature and language of love. In this bilingual edition, Mark Musa provides verse translations, annotations, and an introduction co-authored with Barbara Manfredi.

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