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Author Hainsworth, Peter.

Title Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals) : an Introduction to the ''Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta''
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series Routledge Revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1 Two languages; 2 The Italian context; 3 The Rerum vulgarium fragmenta; 4 Petrarch''s career as an Italian poet; 2 Composition; 1 The premisses; 2 Making the collection; 3 Making poems; 3 Structure; 1 What kind of structure?; 2 Problems; 3 The emergent patterns; 4 In the labyrinth; 4 The tradition; 1 The self and the past; 2 The Latin self; 3 Assimilating the past; 4 Viewing the tradition; 5 Anti-medievalism; 5 Themes; 1 The introduction
2 History3 The senses; 4 Laura and the laurel; 5 Transcendence; 6 Art; 1 Poetic disunity; 2 Metre and rhythm; 3 Sound; 4 Words and images; 5 Syntax; 6 Poetic forms; Bibliographical notes; Bibliography; Principal references to individual poems in the RVF; Name Index
Summary In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch's major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta, Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta Petrarch reformed the received Italian tradition, creating a new kind of lyric poetry. In particular, he found solutions to the intellectual, linguistic and imaginative problems which Dante's Divine Comedy posed for t
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Subject Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime.
Rime (Petrarca, Francesco)
POETRY -- Continental European.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317808134