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The essential Petrarch

Author: Francesco Petrarca; Peter Hainsworth
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., [2010] ©2010
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""Petrarch fashioned so many different versions of himself for posterity that it is an exacting task to establish where one might start to explore. ... Hainsworth.s study meets this problem through examples of what Petrarch wrote, and does so decisively and succinctly. ... [A] careful and unpretentious book, penetrating in its organization and treatment of its subject, gentle in its guidance of the reader, nimble  Read more...
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Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Essential Petrarch
(DLC) 2010026425
(OCoLC)639159025
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Petrarca; Peter Hainsworth
ISBN: 9781624661990 1624661998
OCLC Number: 878078773
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 250 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Petrarch's life and career --
The canzoniere --
The triumphs --
The secretum --
The letters --
Translating Petrarch --
Appendix A: editions used --
Appendix B: further reading.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and translated, with an introduction, by Peter Hainsworth.

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""Petrarch fashioned so many different versions of himself for posterity that it is an exacting task to establish where one might start to explore. ... Hainsworth.s study meets this problem through examples of what Petrarch wrote, and does so decisively and succinctly. ... [A] careful and unpretentious book, penetrating in its organization and treatment of its subject, gentle in its guidance of the reader, nimble and dexterous in its scholarly infrastructure-and no less profound for those qualities of lightness. The translations themselves are a delight, and are clearly the result of profo.

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