Canzoniere (Penguin Classics)
Canzoniere (Penguin Classics)

Canzoniere (Penguin Classics)

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This is a translation of 60 poems from Petrarch's Canzoniere, readable as English verse but also faithful to Petrarchan technique and structure, with a mixture of full rhyme and half-rhymes. The selection includes poetry from the first and second parts of the Canzoniere (known as in vita and in mote) and includes samples of all the various forms - the dominant sonnnet and canzone, and also the sestina and the madrigal. as well as the love poetry.

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