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Author Kennedy, William J. (William John), 1942- author
Title Petrarchism at work : contextual economies in the age of Shakespeare / William J. Kennedy
Imprint Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PN731 .K46 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020510624
Descript x, 333 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index
The marketplace of Mercury -- Petrarch and Italian poetry -- Petrarch as homo economicus -- Making Petrarch matter: the parts and labor of textual revision -- Jeweler's daughter sings for doge: Gaspara Stampa's entrepreneurial poetics -- Incommensurate gifts: Michelangelo and the economy of revision -- Pierre de Ronsard and Pléiade aesthetics -- Polished to perfection: Ronsard's investment in Les Amours -- Ronsard Furieux: interest in Ariosto -- Passions and privations: writing sonnets like a pro in Les Amours de Marie -- The smirched muse: commercializing Sonnets pour Hélène -- Shakespeare's sonnets and the economy of Petrarchan aesthetics -- To possess is not to own: the cost of the Dark Lady and the Young Man -- Polish and skill: Will's interest and self-interest in sonnets 61-99 -- Owning up to furor: the poets' war and its aftermath in sonnets 100-126 -- Shakespeare as professional: the economy of revision in sonnets 1-60 -- Mercurial economies
"This book will focus on competing claims about quicksilver eloquence, vatic inspiration, and hermeneutic skills among Renaissance poets, and upon choices that they made for their writing, their literary careers, and the professionalization of their craft. Its ground is the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, and its principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara Stampa, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pierre de Ronsard and William Shakespeare"--Introduction
Subject European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- Economic aspects
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Influence
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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