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Author Moore, Mary B., 1945-

Title Desiring voices : women sonneteers and Petrarchism / Mary B. Moore
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Series Ad feminam
Ad feminam.
Contents Ad Feminam: Women and Literature / Sandra M. Gilbert -- Introduction: Voicing Desire -- The Complication of Subjectivity: Petrarch and the Guise of Blindness -- Body of Light, Body of Matter: Self-Reference as Self-Modeling in Gaspara Stampa -- Eating Desire and Embracing Error: Louise Labe and the Spectacle of Sappho -- The Labyrinth of Style: Lady Mary Wroth and the Idea of Petrarchism -- Charlotte Smith and the Echoes of Melancholy -- Indeterminacy and the Economy of Love in Sonnets from the Portuguese -- A Fitting Form: Edna St. Vincent Millay and Petrarchism -- Conclusion: Echoes of Desiring Voices
Summary "Combining theory with close reading, Moore enhances the value of many generally neglected poems by women. After a thorough discussion of the Petrarchan sonnet tradition, she analyzes the work of Gaspara Stampa, Louise Labe, Lady Mary Wroth, Charlotte Smith, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Edna St. Vincent Millay."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-282) and index
Notes English
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Subject Sonnets -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Desire in literature.
Sonnets -- History and criticism
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
Desire in literature
Vrouwelijke auteurs.
Languages & Literatures.
Literature - General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99036812
ISBN 0585343640