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Shining Eyes, Cruel Fortune: The Lives and Loves of Italian Renaissance Women Poets (Hardback)
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Shining Eyes, Cruel Fortune: The Lives and Loves of Italian Renaissance Women Poets (Hardback)

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£79.00
Hardback 429 Pages / Published: 01/06/2002
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This book presents the life stories of twelve extraordinary women who lived passionately and recorded in poetry their happiness and heartbreaks. Our English translations of their poetry are intended to make their poems seem to speak their thoughts, and we have included a CD with sixty-eight of their poems recorded in Italian literature, so that we do in fact hear their thoughts. In addition, several chapters take up some controversial art-historical problems centered on one or another of the women, suggesting possible solutions. This copiously illustrated, interdisciplinary book of 239 poems-"poetry-in-context"--- is not an anthology; together with the CD of readings, and the challenging art-historical discussions of several paintings, it is unique. There is no other similar book.

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823221806
Number of pages: 429
Weight: 1205 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm


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Ambitious and satisfying...deeply relevant to the project of recovering the woman and the poem. The accompanying CD of selected poems read in Italian by various voices is a superb idea...opens the door to its subject better than any book this reviewer knows. * -Choice *
especially suitable for classroom use * -H-Net Reviews *
. . . this is women's history in its most pure form * -H-Net Reviews *

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