RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39045050 LA English T1 The complete poems of Michelangelo A1 Michelangelo Buonarroti,, Nims, John Frederick,, PB University of Chicago Press PP Chicago, Ill. YR 1998 SN 0226080331 9780226080338 AB "Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, frequently turning to it in times of emotional crisis or stress. His finest literary efforts are often allied with the masterworks of his visual art. As he labored in the Sistine Chapel with visions of the Last Judgment, he composed a series of passionate love sonnets. And while struggling, near the end of his life, to complete his final Pieta, he worked at religious poems anguished in their fervor. Indeed, the power of his verse seemed to grow with age, as if compensating for his diminishing physical strength." "Nims, an eminent poet in his own right, has translated the entire body of Michelangelo's poetry, from the artist's ardent twenties to his anguished and turbulent eighties."--Jacket.