Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta

Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta

Mark Musa, Francesco Petrarca

"Mark Musa, in modifying and translating Petrarch’s Canzoniere, has played a superb provider to the English-speaking reader. right here, in a single quantity, are incorporated the poet’s personal number of the simplest lyric verse he wrote all through his lifestyles, followed via short yet priceless notes... " ―Chronicles

"As good as skillful and fluent verse renderings of the 366 lyrics that make up this milestone within the improvement of Western poetic culture, Musa bargains copious and updated annotation to every poem... besides a considerable, delicate, and clever advent that's certainly valuable for the first-time reader and proposal upsetting for Petrarch students and different medievalists." ―Choice

The 366 poems of Petrarch’s Canzoniere signify the most influential works in Western literature. assorted in shape, sort, and material, those "scattered rhymes" comprises metaphors and conceits which were absorbed into the literature and language of affection. during this bilingual version, Mark Musa offers verse translations, annotations, and an advent co-authored with Barbara Manfredi.

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