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Petrarchism at work : contextual economies in the age of Shakespeare

Author: William John Kennedy
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Petrarchan poets were self-consciously aware of themselves as poets-as craftsmen, revisers, and professionals. As William J. Kennedy shows in Petrarchism at Work, this commitment to professionalism  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Petrarchism at Work : Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare / William J. Kennedy.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2016
Named Person: Pétrarque; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William John Kennedy
ISBN: 9781501700019 1501700014
OCLC Number: 1002107128
Awards: Runner-up for Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies 2016 (United States)
Description: 1 v. (X-333 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Marketplace of Mercury Part One: Petrarch and Italian Poetry1. Petrarch as Homo Economicus 2. Making Petrarch Matter: The Parts and Labor of Textual Revision 3. Jeweler's Daughter Sings for Doge: Gaspara Stampa's Entrepreneurial Poetics 4. Incommensurate Gifts: Michelangelo and the Economy of Revision Part Two: Pierre De Ronsard and Pleiade Aesthetics1. Polished to Perfection: Ronsard's Investment in Les Amours 2. Ronsard Furieux: Interest in Ariosto 3. Passions and Privations: Writing Sonnets like a Pro in Les Amours de Marie4. The Smirched Muse: Commercializing Sonnets pour Helene Part Three: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Economy of Petrarchan Aesthetics1. To Possess Is Not to Own: The Cost of the Dark Lady and the Young Man 2. Polish and Skill: Will's Interest and Self-Interest in Sonnets 61-99 3. Owning Up to Furor: The "Poets' War" and Its Aftermath in Sonnets 100-1264. Shakespeare as Professional: The Economy of Revision in Sonnets 1-60 Conclusion: Mercurial Economies
Responsibility: William J. Kennedy.


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"Kennedy's command of the source materials and close readings of poetic variants are exceptional. With Petrarchism at Work he has written another authoritative and original study of Petrarch's legacy Read more...

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