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Sweet fire : Tullia D'Aragona's poetry of dialogue and selected prose

Author: Tullia d' Aragona; Elizabeth A Pallitto
Publisher: New York : Braziller, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Tullia d'Aragona is one of the most renowned women writers of the Italian Renaissance. Known as the "courtesan poet," Tullia was loved and desired by many. This collection includes fifty-five of her best poems and a selection of pieces written to her and about her." "Accompanying Tullia's poems is a series of risposte (letters of response) written by well-known men of her day - including Girolamo Muzio, Benedetto  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tullia d' Aragona; Tullia d' Aragona
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tullia d' Aragona; Elizabeth A Pallitto
ISBN: 0807615625 0807615560 9780807615621 9780807615560
OCLC Number: 743394405
Language Note: English and Italian.
Description: 128 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The 2006 edition of Tullia D'Aragona's Rime --
Translator's preface --
On translation --
Introduction to the Rime --
The poet as defendant --
The life of the poet --
The poet as courtier: the yellow veil and the laurel --
L'erodiade, or The poet as Salome --
Selections from the Rime of Tullia D'Aragona --
Dedication to Eleonora Di Toledo --
Rime: poems by Tullia D'Aragona --
Et di diversi a lei: & poems by others to Tullia --
Selected prose --
Muzio's dedication(s) and a letter on his muse --
The poet's legacy: "to the readers" --
On the pleasures of the text.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Elizabeth A. Pallitto.
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"Tullia d'Aragona is one of the most renowned women writers of the Italian Renaissance. Known as the "courtesan poet," Tullia was loved and desired by many. This collection includes fifty-five of her best poems and a selection of pieces written to her and about her." "Accompanying Tullia's poems is a series of risposte (letters of response) written by well-known men of her day - including Girolamo Muzio, Benedetto Varchi and Lattanzio Bennucci - who offer poetic tributes to her honor, talent, and wit." "In these dialogues, Tullia shows herself a match to her male contemporaries in verbal and intellectual dexterity. As a sexually and financially independent woman, Tullia held a unique position among Renaissance poets in a category apart from other women poets of the era. Her wish to be immortalized in print, renowned in her own "eternal lines to time," will be fulfilled through this bilingual edition. Retaining the music of the Italian, these translations bring Tullia's work to life for an English audience."--Jacket.

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