Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Hardcover | November 30, 2007

EditorPeter Hainsworth, Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza

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Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. His Italian love lyrics constituted the major influence on European love poetry for at leasttwo centuries from 1400 to 1600, and in Britain he was imitated by Chaucer, the Elizabethans, and other lyric poets up until the end of the eighteenth century. With Romanticism Dante ousted Petrarch from his pre-eminent position, but in our post-Romantic age, attention has now started to swing backto Petrarch. This volume is the most comprehensive and up to date survey of Petrarch's literary legacy in Britain. Starting with his own views of those whom he called the 'barbari Britanni', the volume then explores a number of key topics: Petrarch's analysis of the self; his dialogue with other classical andItalian authors; Petrarchism and anti-Petrarchism in Renaissance Italy; Petrarchism in England and Scotland; and Petrarch's modern legacy in both Italy and Britain. Many important texts and poets are considered, including Giordano Bruno, Leopardi, Foscolo, Ascham, Sidney, Spenser, and Walter SavageLandor.The twenty chapters collected here are written by major scholars of Petrarch in the UK and Italy and will be essential reading for scholars and students of both Italian and British literature, as well as comparative literature.

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Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. His Italian love lyrics constituted the major influence on European love poetry for at leasttwo centuries from 1400 to 1600, and in Brit...

Dr Letizia Panizza, Editor, Research Fellow, Italian Department, Royal Holloway, University of London

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:November 30, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I : PETRARCH'S BRITAIN1. Piero Boitani: Petrarch and the barbari BritanniII: PETRARCH AND THE SELF2. Jennifer Petrie: Petrarch solitarius3. Zygmunt G. Baranski: The Ethics of Ignorance: Petrarch's Epicurus and Averroes and the Structures of the De Sui Ipsius et Aliorum Ignorantia4. Jonathan Usher: Petrarch's Second (and Third) DeathIII: PETRARCH IN DIALOGUE5. Francesca Galligan: Poets and Heroes in Petrarch's Africa: Classical and Medieval Sources6. Enrico Santangelo: Petrarch reading Dante: the Ascent of Mont Ventoux (Familiares IV.1)7. John Took: Petrarch and Cino da Pistoia: A Moment in the Pre-history of the CanzoniereIV: PETRARCHISM AND ANTIPETRARCHISM IN ITALY8. Abigail Brundin: Petrarch and the Italian Reformation9. Hilary Gatti: Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno10. Diego Zancani: Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch11. Letizia Panizza: Impersonations of Laura in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century ItalyV: PETRARCHISM: ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH CONNECTIONS12. Michael Wyatt: Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England13. Stephen Clucas: Thomas Watson's Hekatompathia and European Petrarchism14. John Roe: The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney's Astrophil and Stella15. Syrithe Pugh: Sidney, Spenser and Political Petrarchism16. R. D. S. Jack: Petrarch and the Scottish Renaissance SonnetVI: PETRARCH AND THE MODERNS: ITALY AND BRITAIN17. Pamela Williams: Leopardi and Petrarch18. Ela Tandello: Between Tradition and Transgression: Amelia Rosselli's Petrarch19. Martin McLaughlin: Nineteenth-century British Biographies of Petrarch20. Peter Hainsworth: Translating Petrarch