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Francesco Petrarch [Audio CD]

Francesco Petrarch , Anton Lesser

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Book Description

June 1 2010 Great Poets
This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to "The Great Poets", but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping-stones of world poetry.

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks; abridged edition edition (June 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184379358X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843793588
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 82 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #892,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love: Divine and Human April 12 2011
By D. F. Cicora - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent reading of some of this world's greatest love poems. Petrarch's sonnets are filled with expressions of his human love and the impact they had upon his personal spiritual journey. I suggest reading about his life, influences (Dante, et al), and later impact (Shakespeare, et al) on the development of Western literature and poetry, to supplement your understanding and appreciation of this marvelous production.

The reader, Anton Lesser, gently, though thoroughly, conveys Petrarch's intentions, purpose, and soul. This is a work which demands attentive listening, but the rewards are immense and life enriching. I highly recommend this rendition.

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