The Female Voice: Lyrical Expression in the Writings of Five Italian Renaissance Poets (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studie #25) (Paperback)

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This study provides an analysis of the lyric poetry of five female Renaissance authors: Tullia d'Aragona, Vittoria Colonna, Veronica Franco, Chiara Matraini, and Gaspara Stampa, whose backgrounds and whose creative output are typical of the rich variety of work produced by women during the sixteenth century, and determines both their individual or 'emancipatory' features and their originality. Brief introductory chapters on Petrarchism and the concept of the Renaissance woman are followed by a detailed analysis of the authors' poetry in relation to both the work of Petrarch himself and the implicit contrast among his disciples between their desire for individuality and the need to conform to a precise style of composition and expression.


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ISBN: 9783631476376
ISBN-10: 363147637X
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: December 1st, 1994
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studie