Published: 01/10/2007
ISBN: 9781905886821
Format: Paperback

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Melancolia poetica
A dual anthology of Italian poetry, 1160-1560
by Marc A. Cirigliano

If you love Italy and are a fan of the artistic, architectural and musical treasures from her late Middle Ages and Renaissance, then you will love this dual language volume that will round out your familiarity with her by bringing you into the creative realm of her poetry.

With 52 male and female poets, Melancolia poetica provides a general historical introduction to this four-century span, along with a biographical and critical introduction to each author. With the original Italian facing discriminating renderings in English, Marc A. Cirigliano introduces us to a wide array of poets who include: Francesco d'Assisi, Giacomo da Lentino, Brunetto Latini, Guido Guinizzelli, La Compiuta Donzella, Guido Cavalcanti, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Francesco Petrarca, Leonardo Bruni, Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici, Lorenzo de' Medici, Angelo Poliziano, Luigi Pulci, Jacopo Sannazzaro, Girolamo Savonarola, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Barbara Torelli, Ludovico Ariosto, Veronica Gambara, Vittoria Colonna and Annibale Caro.

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