Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology - Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Hardback)
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Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology - Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 04/09/2007
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Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolife poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and artistic network, circulating her verse in a complex and intellectually fecund exchange with some of the most illustrious figures in Italian history. In this anthology Victoria Kirkham gathers Battiferra's most essential writing, including newly discovered poems, to provide modern readers with a valuable social chronicle of sixteenth-century Italy and the courtly culture of the Counter-Reformation.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226039220
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 808 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" ""An impressive and revelatory achievement, admirably combining monumental scholarly range and editorial rigor with elegance of presentation and lightness of touch."

--Virginia Cox "Renaissance Quarterly "
"" An impressive and revelatory achievement, admirably combining monumental scholarly range and editorial rigor with elegance of presentation and lightness of touch.
--Virginia Cox "Renaissance Quarterly ""
Battiferra s literary presence at a time of cultural and religious transition . . . give Kirkham a fascinating array of multiple contexts for Battiferra s work, which she so thoroughly and sensitively elucidates for her readers. As a result Battiferra s poetry, personality, and talent are resurrected for twenty-first-century readers to appreciate fully.
--Jane K. Wickersham "Sixteenth Century Journal ""
Kirkham s hugely scholarly edition and translation . . . performs an invaluable service for the academic community. . . . Kirkham s translations are careful and sensitive, and the parallel text allows the reader of Italian to gain a full sense of the poet's finely wrought style in the original texts.
--Abigail Brundin "Modern Language Review ""
"An impressive and revelatory achievement, admirably combining monumental scholarly range and editorial rigor with elegance of presentation and lightness of touch."

--Virginia Cox "Renaissance Quarterly "


"Battiferra's literary presence at a time of cultural and religious transition . . . give Kirkham a fascinating array of multiple contexts for Battiferra's work, which she so thoroughly and sensitively elucidates for her readers. As a result Battiferra's poetry, personality, and talent are resurrected for twenty-first-century readers to appreciate fully."

--Jane K. Wickersham "Sixteenth Century Journal "


"Kirkham's hugely scholarly edition and translation . . . performs an invaluable service for the academic community. . . . Kirkham's translations are careful and sensitive, and the parallel text allows the reader of Italian to gain a full sense of the poet's finely wrought style in the original texts."

--Abigail Brundin "Modern Language Review "

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