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Author Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, author.

Uniform Title Rime. English & Italian
Title Sonnets & songs / Petrarch ; translated by Anna Maria Armi [i.e. A.M.M.P.G.C. Ascoli] ; introduction by Theodor E. Mommsen.

Imprint New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1968.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Baron  851.1 P446r 1968    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Italian-English edition, Universal library edition.
Description xlii, 521 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Grosset's Universal library ; UL-225
Note Translation of: Rime.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 1946.
Language English and Italian.
Italian with English translation in parallel text.
Contents Index of first lines -- Introduction -- First Part. In Laura's lifetime -- Second Part. After Laura's death.
Summary "Francisco Petrarch, 1304-1374, the first great poet of the Italian Renaissance, stands at the threshold between the Middle Ages and the modern world; his fame as humanist and scholar views with his supreme achievement as an Italian lyricist. The 366 sonnets and odes, ballads, and madrigals that compose the Rime in Vita e Morte di Madonna Laura, or Canzoniere, are perhaps the greatest love poems ever written. They were inspired by Petrarch's life-long passion for a lady--his beautiful, ethereal Laura--whom he saw for the first time when he was in his early twenties and whom he mourned after her death. Though the theme of these poems is hopeless love, they are vigorous, profound, full of desire and conflict, grief and consolation. Petrarch was an innovator in the poetry of human consciousness, striving to understand his own individuality through continouous self-analysis and self-portrayal. He attains a miraculous union of direct speech, music, and personal feeling by joining strict metrical precision with a spontaneous freedom of accent. The effect is extrordinarily modern, fresh and immediate."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Translations into English.
Italian poetry -- Translations into English.
Love poetry, Italian -- Translations into English.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. (OCoLC)fst00041151
Italian poetry. (OCoLC)fst00980715
Love poetry, Italian. (OCoLC)fst01002905
Genre/Form Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Armi, Anna Maria, 1899- translator.
Mommsen, Theodor Ernst, 1905-1958, writer of introduction.
Added Title Sonnets and songs

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