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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 18

Lyric Poetry. Etna

Pietro Bembo

Edited and translated by Mary P. Chatfield

Translated by Betty Radice

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674017122

Publication Date: 07/30/2005


304 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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Chatfield has provided a useful life, a brief commentary on each work, and textual, metrical, and the occasional substantive note, with a bibliography and index. The pages are bright and uncluttered. There is a generous holding back of the facing Latin text in order to allow the English to catch up, so that the original is always next to its translation… Even in translation, Bembo has a voice of his own. It sounds through the English in his thoughts, moods, and modes; he can be lyrical, didactic, epigrammatic, and epic.—Marcia Karp, Sixteenth Century Journal

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