Complete Poetry and Prose: A Bilingual Edition

Paperback | May 15, 2006

byLouise Labé

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Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond with lyric skill to predecessors such as Sappho and Ovid. The first complete bilingual edition of this singular and broad-ranging female author, Complete Poetry and Prose also features the only translations of Labé's sonnets to follow the exacting rhyme patterns of the originals and the first rhymed translation of Labé's elegies in their entirety.

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Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies ...

Deborah Lesko Baker is associate professor and chair of French at Georgetown University. Annie Finch is the director of the Stonecoast Low-Residency Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 15, 2006Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226467155

ISBN - 13:9780226467153

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography

I. Prose
Introduction
Prose Translator's Note
Epistre Dedicatoire / Dedicatory Letter
Debat de Folie et d'Amour / Debate of Folly and Love

II. Poetry
Introduction
Poetry Translator's Note
Elégies / Elegies
Sonnets / Sonnets

Notes
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index of First Lines and Titles
General Index