Assembling the Lyric Self: Authorship from Troubadour Song to Italian Poetry Book

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U of Minnesota Press, 2000 - 245 من الصفحات
Assembling the Lyric Self investigates the transition in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries from the first surviving Provencal 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 research, Olivia Holmes explores the efforts of individual poets to establish poetic authenticity and authority in the context of expanding vernacular literacy. As she moves from an overview to a consideration of particular authors (including Guittone d'Arezzo and Nicolo de'Rossi) and manuscripts, she both demonstrates the narrative and structural subtlety of many of the works and reveals unsuspected phases in a gradual historical shift.

Assembling the Lyric Self challenges received ideas about the origins of a genre (the author-ordered poetry book) and about periodization, including the traditional opposition between medieval conformity and renaissance individualism. A major reassessment and redefinitions of an entire tradition, this book will be essential reading for scholars not only of the Middle Ages but also of the early modern period whose precedents this book realigns.

 

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Assembling the Book and Its Author
1
Uc de Saint Circ
25
Guittone dArezzo
47
De varie romanze volgare
70
Guiraut Riquier
101
Dantes Vita nova
120
Nicolò de Rossi
145
Petrarchs Canzoniere
170
Conclusion
181
Notes
187
Bibliography
223
Index
237
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الصفحة 234 - A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come : but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

نبذة عن المؤلف (2000)

Olivia Holmes is assistant professor of Italian language and literature at Yale University.

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