Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works

Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works 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

  • Title: Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works
  • Author: Francesco Petrarca Mark Musa
  • ISBN: 9780199540693
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works

    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.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the gloThis 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.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Andrei Tamaş

      Am obosit de c nd m ntreb cu g ndulcum n obosesc g ndindu m la tine, i cum de rabd povara de suspinec nd firul vie ii mi pot scurta curm ndu l, i cum vorbind de ochii t i, de bl ndult u chip mereu, nu piere glasu n mine,nu mi seac limba, s ngele n vinechem ndu te zile i nop i de a r ndul,cum de mai pot bie ii mei pa i s bat c r rile pe urma ta domoal ,cum nu s s tui zadarnic s se zbat , i cum de nc nu mi g sesc cerneal ca s te c nt Iubirea i vinovat dac am dat gre n art nu i gre eal.

    2. Justin Evans

      A model selected poems, inasmuch as it s short, contains a couple of prose pieces, and every single poem is worth reading This is particularly impressive, inasmuch as I don t care at all about love poetry and Petrarch launched love poets than any one else, ever But that s because he s so good, even if his epigones are not Of the two prose pieces, the Letter to Posterity is less essential Mark Musa s lovely introduction is readable, and gives you the same information But The Ascent of Mount Ven [...]

    3. d

      Debo haber le do la peor edici n en el continente no la de Alianza Y sin embargo ac pasaron cosasXXIVPaz no encuentro, y no tengo armas de guerra temo y espero ardiendo, estoy helado vuelo hasta el cielo, pero yazgo en tierra no estrecho nada, al mundo as abrazado.Quien me aprisiona no me abre ni cierra,por suyo no me da, ni me ha soltado y no me mata Amor ni me deshierra,ni quiere verme vivo ni acabado.Sin lengua ni ojos veo y voy gritando auxilio pido, y en morir me empe o me odio a m mismo, y [...]

    4. Ivana

      It was fun to reread Petrarca in English Being confident that there are plenty of good reviews about this famous poetry book, I don t have anything a lot to say besides simply that I enjoy Petrarca s poetry immensely When I ve first read him as adolescent when I had to because of the school I used to think that he was crazy for writing a collection of poems to a women he did not know Many years later and having learn a bit about the context of his writing and I m able to admire him for other th [...]

    5. Calandrino_Tozzetti

      TITOLO Me Medesmo Meco E poi Dopo la lettura di Andrea Scanzi, ho deciso di passare all opera di un altro autore che, sebbene qualche secolo prima, trova i suoi natali nella citt d Arezzo.Non famoso quanto Andrea, il Petrarca, ma poco ci manca Di certo, noi che ascoltiamo in rime sparse il suono sappiamo tutto del suo poetare, del suo splendido camminare nella valle verde dell endecasillabo e che sia sciolto o meno, poco importa, ecco.Sappiamo tutto della perfezione del sonetto, della canzone pe [...]

    6. Bruce

      Today I finished reading Petrarch s large collection of poems entitled, Canzoniere, consisting mostly of sonnets and including canzones, sestinas among my favorites, the sestina being a verse form made up of six stanzas of six lines, concluding with a three line tornata that repeats all of the rhymes of the poem, each stanza using six different words in end rhyme position repeated in a different end position in all six stanzas abcdef faebdc cfdabe ecbfad deacfb bdfeca a form obviously having str [...]

    7. Rose

      The edition I have includes two letters at the start, Letter to Posterity and The Ascent of Mount Ventoux They were my favorite parts, because I m not a poetry person The poetry was good too I think lots of boars in the wood and shining hair and painful devotion I can dig it There are rumours that the Laura to whom all his poems are devoted is actually a stand in for fame itself His painful, painful, romantic, erotic devotion to fame I can dig that even I mean, I ve never known true love Anyway [...]

    8. Adamo Lanna

      No sinceramente L aura, Laura, Lauro, La aura stop Abbiamo capito Sei in fissa Rassegnati sposata, vive ad Avignone, non ti ha mai cacato Rassegnati Scrivi altro, facci un favore Il secretum cos bello, perch Molto meglio i sonetti quando non parli di Laura, ma assai Nei hai fatti tipo 365, uno per l anno, ecco facci un calendario Ma togliti Laura dalla testa, che una battaglia persa.

    9. Lina

      Left me completely breathless I m not a huge fan of poetry nor do I enjoy love themes, but the way Petrarch portrays his love towards Laura is simply heartbreaking Everyone has at least once felt in the same position as him and I don t know about anyone else but I just felt like his heart was singing the same familiar song through his sonnets

    10. Heidi (KosminenK)

      Laura on vaalea kaunis ylpe nainen, jonka sonettien kirjoittaja on n hnyt kirkossa ja johon rakastuu t ydell teholla Kokoelmassa on kaksi osaa, joista j lkimm inen on kirjoitettu Lauran menehdytty Ei ole tietoa, oliko Laura todellinen henkil Petrarcan runomuusana, ja sill ei ole minulle edes v li En ole ihan varma, ett mihin tarkalleen Lauran ihailu perustuu, mutta kohtaamisen hetkess on jotakin maagista, joka on tehnyt syv n vaikutuksen Tunteet j v t Lauran el ess yksipuolisiksi, Laura ei rakas [...]

    11. Mel Bossa

      This is much than a long love poem to Laura, but the musings of a great mind on destiny, the choices we make, and just how honest we decide to be with ourselves According to what history says about Petrarch, he was a man divided by a quest to live a simple life of beauty and contemplation, and a relentless need to participate in Italian politics which in his time were bloody and unbelievably unpredictable as any Game of Thrones episode He had hopes of returning the papacy to Rome where he belie [...]

    12. Jo Walton

      This is a good translation, and the original Italian is easily available free, so they can be read together, which you ll want to do because a lot of Petrarch s cleverness here is with language There s no point reading The gentle breeze, the golden curls, the laurel tree without realising it says L aura, l aureo, lauro or Laura Laura Laura , though since most of these sonnets say Laura Laura Laura you could probably figure it out Oh that s unfair, but I like Petrarch best when he is not talking [...]

    13. Red

      petrarca as founder of tourism the tourist knows where he will go the traveller knows where he was easter 2007 i spent in the dolomites i visited a friend called loris laurel he told me that it s his birthday april the 8th so we had a little party also my sister happened to be there if you look at the dates in the sonnets of petrarch they kick off on good friday april the 6th when he sees laura for the first time they end on april 8 on easter he receives his laurel in the end so in 2007 the date [...]

    14. Suzanne

      This started out as a rather lovely book of short essays and poems Perfectly charming and easy to read Then sh t got real By the middle of the book I was entranced by Petrarch s beautiful and poignant imagery and metaphor I can only imagine how beautifully it reads in Italian And how stirring it would have been as a novel approach to verse writing at the time of its creation Beautiful.

    15. Emiliano

      una delle raccolte pi intense della mia vita piacerebbe anche a me trovare la mia Laura Ancora ci spero Una poesia al giorno, per 366 giorni stata un esperienza davvero intensa L ho anche trovatoin streaming gratuito su questo sito Canzoniere

    16. Fabiola Fulco Salazar

      Este libro fue una especie de karma para m , se me hizo interminable Sin embargo, la poes a de Petrarca lo vali Laura no solo vive a trav s de sus versos sino que l acab viviendo gracias a ella Ilusi n sin equivalencia hist rica, constructo simb lico o cualquiera que haya sido el fin de Laura sin duda est latente en todo el Cancionero, as como la genialidad del poeta que lo compuso.

    17. Becky

      Every time I read one of Petrarch s poems, I am amazed I love the romance and the beauty of each of his poems The fact that he was able to write all these wonderful sonnets about one brief moment or even sight of an Italian woman, still gives me chills.

    18. Beluosus

      Vorrei che conoscessi migliore l italiano Perlomeno potevo un po del Canzoniere leggere adagio Allora, Petrarca non il mio preferito poeta, ma certamente sono motivato a provare la sua poesia latina.

    19. Rhys

      Petrarch is one of the most important poets in the European tradition, but the reason I bought this volume was to read The Ascent of Mount Ventoux , the letter detailing his ascent of the mountain in the company of his brother and two servants, generally regarded as the first substantial account of climbing a mountain in existing literature I am a devotee of mountain literature, so this was a necessary text for me, and it didn t disappoint The book is worth it for this one piece His Letter to Po [...]

    20. Timothy Lawrence

      If I can love with such a glowing faitha bit of mortal and corrupted dust,how greatly will I love a noble thing I don t often reread books there are too many of them for that but since graduating college, I ve been inclined to return to those that were deeply significant in my younger years God, what a pretentious turn of phrase Any of my high school classmates can attest, probably with laughter, that the Canzoniere was hugely impactful for me, and it was extremely rewarding to reread it now or [...]

    21. Džana

      Nikad se ne gasi u plamenu plamen,nit je ikad rijeka presahla od ki e, Prirodo majko, okrutna i blaga,otkud ti elje suprotne i snagaljupkosti takve i ru it i stvarat Ako pristajem, bez prava se jadam,sred vjetrova sna nih u krhkome amcuna morskoj pu ini bez kormila stradam,

    22. Chiara Arisio

      Le poesie sono belle, ma il linguaggio del Trecento le rende un po ostiche e difficili da comprendere Peccato, se non si perfettamente informa non si riesce ad apprezzare a pieno

    23. Danny

      This Oxford World s Classics edition of Petrarch s poetry contains two letters his famous letter to his Parisian confessor, The Ascent of Mont Ventoux, his Letter to Posterity as well as a selection of pieces from his 366 poem Song Book, Il Canzoniere pronounced CanzoNIEre The Song Book was largely inspired by Petrarch s adoration of and love for Laura de Noves Petrarch was a highly introspective man, and in the songs he charts his shifting feelings for Laura from the moment he first beheld her [...]

    24. Maan Kawas

      A fascinating collection of Petrarch s Canzoniere that demonstrates the poets mastery and talents Although the main theme of the collection is the poet s love to Laura, who inspired him these Canzoniere, still these poems addresses different issues and themes The poet talks about his first meeting with Laura and his falling in love at first sight with her, his suffering in love, the unrequited love, the paradox of pleasure and pain he experienced as a result of his love However, the Canzoniere t [...]

    25. Celine

      The entire Canzoniere are 365 poems written by the early humanist Francesco Petrarca, centering around his love for Laura My version only had sixty of the poems, because a lot of them are hard to translate into English without losing a lot of the form and syntax that makes them special.I m not a big poetry reader The amount of books with poems that I ve read can easily be counted on one hand I think the Canzoniere were a bit too ambitious for me at times I had no clue what Petrarca was talking a [...]

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