The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch: The Canzonieres, Ballatas, Madrigales and Sestinas - Complete with Biography and Excerpts of Letters

The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch: The Canzonieres, Ballatas, Madrigales and Sestinas - Complete with Biography and Excerpts of Letters

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The full compendium of Francesco Petrarch's poetic verses, rendered in English in this high quality edition, which also includes a biography of the great poet by Thomas Campbell.



Notable for being the pivotal figure whose work commenced the Italian Renaissance, Francesco Petrarca's significance is gargantuan. His personal rediscovery of authentic correspondences written by the Roman statesman and legal scholar Cicero was the spark that set the enthusiasm for the arts and sciences alight throughout Italy and later much of Europe in a trend which would span centuries.



Petrarch's personal creative proclivities were for poetry, a form in which he innovated and excelled. Serving as a model for later Italian poets such as Dante and Giovanni Boccaccio, Petrarch's poems are the vivid forebear of the wellspring of lyrical creativity which underpinned the Renaissance era. For Petrarch, his life's love and foremost poetic subject was Laura de Noves, a woman who for decades he considered a purely platonic muse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781387815623
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 05/16/2018
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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