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  • Die Zeit schreibenby Alexander Honold

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 19.99

    Über Zeitsinn und Rhythmen der Literatur Herbstmesse und Osterfest, Weihnachtstage, Mittsommernacht und etliche andere Zeitmarken bilden das Gerüst einer Kalenderordnung, die unserer säkularen Gegenwart als letzte ernsthafte Form der Frömmigkeit verblieben ist. Die alten Römer handelten (so Karl Philipp Moritz, frei nach Ovid) religiös richtig, indem... more...

  • The Complete Poems of Michelangeloby Michelangelo; John Frederick Nims

    University of Chicago Press 2000; US$ 17.50

    There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo's verse, from the artist's ardent twenties... 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...

  • Dante's Infernoby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following his irreverent, inspired Oulipean reworking of Shakespeare?s sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante?s Inferno , shifting the action from the 12th to the 20th and 21st centuries, and relocating it to the modern ?walled city? of the University of Essex. Dante?s Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors... more...

  • English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeareby Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short... more...

  • John Gower in England and Iberiaby Ana Sáez-Hidalgo; R.F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Montale and the Occasions of Poetryby Claire de C.L. Huffman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The six overlapping studies that make up this book on the poetry of Eugenio Montale analyze a large number of individual poems and, with Le occasioni (1939) as a point of reference, show how they shape and are shaped by changes and continuities that extend from the earliest poems of Ossi di seppia (1925) to the notoriously difficult poems in his culminating... more...

  • Italian Literary Iconsby Gian-Paolo Biasin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature, Gian-Paolo Biasin explores a series of challenges posited for literary criticism by the success of semiotics, testing theoretical concepts not so much on theoretical grounds as in their practical application to literary texts from the high Romantic lyric of Ugo Foscolo to the postmodern,... more...