Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance

Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance

Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance

Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance

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"Seven centuries after the birth of Petrarch (1304-74) the nature and extent of his influence loom ever larger in the study of renaissance literature. In this revised and expanded edition of Petrarch's Canzoniere in the English Renaissance Anthony Mortimer presents a unique anthology of 136 English poems together with the specific Italian texts that they translate, adapt or exploit. The result, with its revealing juxtapositions of major and minor figures, makes fascinating reading for anyone who wants to get beyond broad generalizations about Petrarchism and see exactly what English poets made of Petrarch's celebrated sequence." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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