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Author Peterson, Thomas E. (Thomas Erling), author

Title Petrarch's fragmenta : the narrative and theological unity of Rerum vulgarium fragmenta / Thomas E. Peterson
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents Historical context and poetic form -- Temporality and desire (Rvf 22-100) -- The language of tears (Rvf 92-122) -- In fresca riva: Landscape and history (Rvf 125-183) -- The penitent lover (Rvf 184-263) -- Songs of grief and lamentation (Rvf 264-318) -- Songs of consecration (Rvf 319-366)
Summary "Building on recent Petrarch scholarship and broader studies of medieval poetics, poetic narrativity and biblical intertextuality, this study argues that Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta is an ordered and coherent work unified by narrative and theological structures. The author begins with the premise that the multiple voices of the Petrarchan figure (or subject) call for a reading informed by historical and autobiographical considerations. Within such a reading, the internal chronology of the work coincides with a temporal framework provided by Petrarch's Latin prose and poetry. Drawing on this material, he argues that Petrarch's derivations from early poets in the Italian vernacular, his Augustineanism and his humanism are manifest in the Fragmenta and contribute to its narrative and theological unity."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1487510012 (electronic bk.)
9781487510015 (electronic bk.)