Sacred Narratives - Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Paperback)Lucrezia Tornabuoni (author)
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This is the first major collection in any language of her extensive body of religious poems. Ranging from gentle lyrics on the Nativity to moving dialogues between a crucified Christ and the weeping sinner who kneels before him, the nine laudi (poems of praise) included here are among the few such poems known to have been written by a woman. Tornabuoni's five storie sacre, narrative poems based on the lives of biblical figures-three of whom, Judith, Susanna, and Esther, are Old Testament heroines-are virtually unique in their range and expressiveness. Together with Jane Tylus's substantial introduction, these poems offer us both a fascinating portrait of a highly educated and creative woman and a lively sense of cultural and social life in Renaissance Florence.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 250 x 200 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition
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