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Sonnets and shorter poems

Author: Francesco Petrarca; David R Slavitt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Slavitt renders the sonnets in Il Canzoniere, along with the shorter madrigals and ballate, in a sparkling and engaging idiom and in rhythm and rhyme that do justice to Petrarch's achievement."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Petrarca; David R Slavitt
ISBN: 9780674062160 0674062167
OCLC Number: 709670340
Description: xiii, 327 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Rime.
Responsibility: Petrarch ; translated by David R. Slavitt.

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In Petrarch's hands, lyric verse was transformed from an expression of courtly devotion into a way of conversing with one's own heart and mind. David Slavitt renders the sonnets in Il Canzoniere,  Read more...

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Slavitt's impressive achievement in these interpretations, which include almost all the poems in the "Songbook," is to pare down the music of the sonnets in order to make their intellectual core more Read more...

 
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