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New PDF release: Lyric in the Renaissance: From Petrarch to Montaigne

By Ullrich Langer

ISBN-10: 1107110289

ISBN-13: 9781107110281

ISBN-10: 110752699X

ISBN-13: 9781107526990

relocating from a definition of the lyric to the suggestions brought by way of Petrarch's poetic language, this examine is going directly to suggest a brand new interpreting of numerous French poets (Charles d'Orléans, Ronsard, and Du Bellay), and a re-examination of Montaigne's realizing of the main amazing poetry and its relation to his personal prose. rather than hoping on traditional notions of Renaissance subjectivity, it locates habitual good points of this poetic language that categorical a flip to the singular and that bring in lyric poetry's glossy emphasis at the totally specific. by way of combining shut textual research with extra smooth moral issues this learn establishes transparent differences among what poets do and what rhetoric and poetics say they do. It exhibits how the culture of rhetorical statement is inadequate in accounting for this startling effectiveness of lyric poetry, occur in Petrarch's Rime Sparse and the collections of the simplest poets writing after him.

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