Petrarch: The Canzoniere, Or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta by Mark MusaPetrarch: The Canzoniere, Or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta by Mark Musa

Petrarch: The Canzoniere, Or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta

byMark Musa, Francesco PetrarcaAs told byBarbara Manfredi

Paperback | May 22, 1999

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"Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarch's Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poet's own selection of the best lyric verse he wrote throughout his life, accompanied by brief but useful notes... " -Chronicles

"As well as skillful and fluent verse renderings of the 366 lyrics that make up this milestone in the development of Western poetic tradition, Musa offers copious and up-to-date annotation to each poem... along with a substantial, sensitive, and intelligent introduction that is genuinely helpful for the first-time reader and thought provoking for Petrarch scholars and other medievalists." -Choice

The 366 poems of Petrarch's Canzoniere represent one of the most influential works in Western literature. Varied in form, style, and subject matter, these "scattered rhymes" contains metaphors and conceits that have been absorbed into the literature and language of love. In this bilingual edition, Mark Musa provides verse translations, annotations, and an introduction co-authored with Barbara Manfredi.

Title:Petrarch: The Canzoniere, Or Rerum Vulgarium FragmentaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.43 inPublished:May 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253213177

ISBN - 13:9780253213174

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Table of Contents


The Canzoniere

Notes and Commentary
Works Cited
Index of First Lines

From Our Editors

Petrarch’s protagonist was the embodiment of the hapless lover and still rings true today. His poems deal with the pain and pleasure of love and remind us of our own romantic experiences. They represent some of the finest and most influential of Western literature and Mark Musa showcases them in Petarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum Vulgarium Fragments.