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Emblems of desire : selections from the "Délie" of Maurice Scève

Author: Maurice Scève; Richard Sieburth
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first large-scale English translation of Maurice Sceve's poem cycle, Delie, originally published in Lyons in 1544 and only rediscovered in the early twentieth century as one of the great forgotten masterpieces of French poetry. A contemporary of Sir Thomas Wyatt's in England, Sceve occupies a crucial place in the history of French verse between the late medieval tradition of Marot and the more
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Scève; Richard Sieburth
ISBN: 0812236947 9780812236941
OCLC Number: 49903194
Description: xlvii, 174 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction Delie Notes
Other Titles: Délie.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Richard Sieburth.
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Introducted and annotated by the prize-winning translator Richard Sieburth, this bilingual selection from Sceve's Delie are love poems for the intellectual.  Read more...

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"An exquisite version, a marvelous contribution."-Harold Bloom "The translations are tours de force, rendering Sceve's concentrated phrases into accessible, often charming English verse."-Margaret M. Read more...

 
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