Sweet Fire: Tullia DAragonas Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose Elizabeth Pallitto

ISBN: 9780807615560

Published: February 1st 2007

Hardcover

128 pages


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Sweet Fire: Tullia DAragonas Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose  by  Elizabeth Pallitto

Sweet Fire: Tullia DAragonas Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose by Elizabeth Pallitto
February 1st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780807615560 | 9.15 Mb

Tullia dAragona is one of the most renowned women writers from the Italian Renaissance. Given the title the courtesan poet, Tullia was loved and desired by many. This collection includes fifty-five of Tullias best poems and a selection of piecesMoreTullia dAragona is one of the most renowned women writers from the Italian Renaissance. Given the title the courtesan poet, Tullia was loved and desired by many.

This collection includes fifty-five of Tullias best poems and a selection of pieces written to her and about her.Accompanying Tullias poems is a series of risposte (responsive letters) written by well-known men of her day--including Girolamo Muzio, Benedetto Varchi and Lattanzio Bennucci--who offer poetic tributes to her honor, talent, and wit.In these poetic dialogues, Tullia shows herself a match to her male contemporaries in verbal and intellectual dexterity.

In a poem written to Piero Manelli, Tullia argues for a female poets equal right to fame and literary immortality. In a tribute of gratitude to her muse, friend, and editor--aptly named Muzio--she claims that loving such a talented writer reflects well upon her: the worth / was yours- but in loving you, the glory mine. Muzio, in turn, writes an introduction to Tullias dialogue on love, praising the beauty of her mind and the brightness of her souls flame, refined by hardship and virtue.The quality of craftsmanship, the originality of thought, and the fiercely proud ambition in these poems set Tullia dAragona in a category apart from other women poets of the era.

Her wish to be immortalized in print, renowned in her own eternal lines to time, will be fulfilled through this bilingual edition. Retaining the music of the Italian, these translations bring Tullias work to life for an English audience.



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