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Desiring voices : women sonneteers and Petrarchism

Author: Mary B Moore
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000.
Series: Ad feminam.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining theory with close reading, Moore enhances the value of many generally neglected poems by women. After a thorough discussion of the Petrarchan sonnet tradition, she analyzes the work of Gaspara Stampa, Louise Labe, Lady Mary Wroth, Charlotte Smith, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Edna St. Vincent Millay."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary B Moore
ISBN: 0809323079 9780809323074
OCLC Number: 41834842
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ad feminam: women and literature / Sandra M. Gilbert --
Introduction: voicing desire --
The complication of subjectivity: Petrarch and the guise of blindness --
Body of light, body of matter: self-reference as self-modeling in Gaspara Stampa --
Eating desire and embracing error: Louise Labé and the spectacle of Sappho --
The labyrinth of style: Lady Mary Wroth and the idea of Petrarchism --
Charlotte Smith and the echoes of melancholy --
Indeterminacy and the economy of love in Sonnets from the Portuguese --
A fitting form: Edna St. Vinent Millay and Petrarchism --
Conclusion: echoes of desiring voices.
Series Title: Ad feminam.
Responsibility: Mary B. Moore.
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Analyses and provides context for love sonnet sequences by Italian, French, English and American women poets in the light of current knowledge concerning attitudes towards women at the time they  Read more...

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" Mary Moore' s astute and humane commentary on a variety of sonnet sequences by women is most welcome: there is no book quite like it. Ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, from Read more...

 
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