Love Sonnets & Elegies

Love Sonnets & Elegies

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"Louise Labe is commonly regarded as the most original woman poet of the French Renaissance. The daughter of an illiterate rope maker in Lyon, known to her contemporaries for her unusual learning as well as her skills as a singer and lutanist, Labe was in her thirties when she published her complete Works in 1555 and then disappeared from the scene, not to be rediscovered until the nineteenth century. Her love poetry, made famous by Rilke's German versions, is published here with the originals en face and newly rendered into English by award-winning translator Richard Sieburth, who also includes a biographical chronology of the poet, notes, and an informative afterword to this edition. These Love Sonnets and Elegies confirm Labe's reputation as the first modern Sappho"--
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781590177310
1590177312
Branch Call Number: 841.3 L1123L 2014
Characteristics: xxi, 121 pages ; 18 cm
Language Note: Selected text in French with English translation
Alternative Title: Love sonnets and elegies

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