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Hopeless love : Boiardo, Ariosto, and narratives of queer female desire

Author: Mary-Michelle DeCoste
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
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"Hopeless Love explores a number of texts that are significant to an understanding of sexuality in medieval and Renaissance Europe. Focusing on two major Italian works, Mary-Michele DeCoste uses feminist and queer theory to read the story of the maiden warrior Bradamante and the princess Piordispina, as related in the last tale of Boiardo's apparently unfinished Orlando innamorato (1494) and an episode that appears  Read more...
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Named Person: Matteo Maria Boiardo; Lodovico Ariosto; Matteo Maria Boiardo; Lodovico Ariosto; Matteo Maria Boiardo; Ludovico Ariosto
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Michelle DeCoste
ISBN: 9780802096845 0802096840
OCLC Number: 300589344
Language Note: Includes some text in Italian.
Description: x, 165 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Mary-Michelle DeCoste.

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Hopeless Love uncovers the diffusion of queer female desire in Italian literature and promotes a better understanding of sexuality in medieval and Renaissance Europe.  Read more...

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