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Petrarchism at work : contextual economies in the age of Shakespeare

Author: William J Kennedy
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book will focus on competing claims about quicksilver eloquence, vatic inspiration, and hermeneutic skills among Renaissance poets, and upon choices that they made for their writing, their literary careers, and the professionalization of their craft. Its ground is the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, and its principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara Stampa,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; Francesco / 1304-1374 / Influence Petrarca; William / 1564-1616 Shakespeare; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; Pierre de Ronsard; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Kennedy
OCLC Number: 953972748
Awards: Runner-up for Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies 2016 (United States)
Description: x, 333 Seiten
Contents: The marketplace of Mercury --
Petrarch and Italian poetry --
Petrarch as homo economicus --
Making Petrarch matter: the parts and labor of textual revision --
Jeweler's daughter sings for doge: Gaspara Stampa's entrepreneurial poetics --
Incommensurate gifts: Michelangelo and the economy of revision --
Pierre de Ronsard and Pléiade aesthetics --
Polished to perfection: Ronsard's investment in Les Amours --
Ronsard Furieux: interest in Ariosto --
Passions and privations: writing sonnets like a pro in Les Amours de Marie --
The smirched muse: commercializing Sonnets pour Hélène --
Shakespeare's sonnets and the economy of Petrarchan aesthetics --
To possess is not to own: the cost of the Dark Lady and the Young Man --
Polish and skill: Will's interest and self-interest in sonnets 61-99 --
Owning up to furor: the poets' war and its aftermath in sonnets 100-126 --
Shakespeare as professional: the economy of revision in sonnets 1-60 --
Mercurial economies.
Responsibility: William J. 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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