Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works by F. Petrarch

Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works

byF. PetrarchTranslated byMark Musa

Paperback | June 8, 2008

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This entirely new translation includes Petrarch's short autobiographical prose works, The Letter to Posterity and The Ascent of Mount Ventoux , and a selection of twenty-seven poems from the Canzoniere , Petrarch's best-known work in Italian.

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Son of an exiled Florentine clerk, Petrarch was born in Arezzo, Italy, but was raised at the court of the Pope in Avignon in southern France. He studied the classics in France and continued his education at the University of Bologna in Italy. Less than a year after his return to Avignon in 1326, Petrarch fell in love with the woman he ...

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Title:Selections from the Canzoniere and Other WorksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.35 inPublished:June 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199540691

ISBN - 13:9780199540693

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionTranslator's NoteSelect BibliographyA Chronology of PetrarchLetter to PosterityThe Ascent of Mount VentouxSelections From the CanzoniereExplanatory Notes

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