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  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... more...

  • Italian Literature: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction to Italian Literature, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey examine Italian literature from the Middle Ages up to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today. more...

  • The Essential Petrarchby Petrarch; Peter Hainsworth

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.50

    "Petrarch fashioned so many different versions of himself for posterity that it is an exacting task to establish where one might start to explore. . . . Hainsworth.s study meets this problem through examples of what Petrarch wrote, and does so decisively and succinctly. . . . [A] careful and unpretentious book, penetrating in its organization... more...

  • Dante: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction examines all the major aspects of Dante's work, emphasizing the features that have made him such an important point of reference for modern writers and their readers. Exploring and explaining The Divine Comedy, they also discuss his life and poetry as well as issues of truth, humanity, politics, and religion. more...

  • Tales from the Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; Peter Hainsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation. This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio's masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as 'Isabella... more...

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