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  • 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...

  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... more...

  • Sprechen mit Gottby Nine Miedema; Angela Schrott; Monika Unzeitig

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 138.48

    Conversational scenes were among the most important elements of narrative texts ? they fulfilled diverse narrative functions and were formulated with great care in medieval literature. Using a combination of linguistic and literary methods, the essays in this volume undertake an interdisciplinary and comparative examination of how texts... more...

  • The Mind of Italo Calvinoby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy's greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary... more...

  • Six Characters in Search of an Authorby Luigi Pirandello

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Assembling the Lyric Selfby Olivia Holmes

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    Assembling the Lyric Self investigates the transition in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries from the first surviving Provençal and Italian manuscripts (mostly multiauthor lyric anthologies prepared by scribes) to the single-author codex?that is, to the form we now think of as the book of poems. Working from extensive archival and philological... more...

  • The Comedies of Machiavelliby Niccolò Machiavelli; David Sices; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.95

    This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli's comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence's The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia . more...

  • Petrarcaby Joachim Küpper

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 106.51

    Im Mittelpunkt der fünf Essays des Bandes steht die Lyrik Petrarcas. Der erste Essay indes ist dem "Secretum" gewidmet, d. h. dem Theologen und dem Philosophen Petrarca. Dies hat programmatischen Charakter: Die hier versammelten Studien versuchen, einen neuen Zugang zum "Canzoniere" zu entwickeln, indem sie die Gedichte in den Kontext... more...

  • Buch 1-12by Berthe Widmer; Kurt Flasch

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 244.03

    In 1350, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarca  decided to form a collection of all his correspondence. The letters deal with multifarious topics, switch between narration and instruction, and the personal and the general, and are addressed to various of his learned friends and contemporaries. They are a treasure trove for... more...

  • Paris Spleen, and La Fanfarloby Charles Baudelaire; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.00

    Paris Spleen, a diverse collection of fifty prose poems, is provided here in a clear, engaging, and accurate translation that conveys the lyricism and nuance of the original French text. Also included is a translation of Baudelaire's early novella, La Fanfarlo, which, alongside Paris Spleen, sheds light on the development of Baudelaire's work over... more...