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The Idiom of Love: Love Poetry from the Early Sonnets to the Seventeenth Century Judy Sproxton

The Idiom of Love: Love Poetry from the Early Sonnets to the Seventeenth Century

Judy Sproxton

Published July 11th 2000
ISBN : 9780715628263
Hardcover
175 pages
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 About the Book 

Poems about love need not be autobiographical. But as an expression of the purest form of emotion, the poet necessarily draws both on his own experience and on a lyrical canon. This book makes a return to the origins of the canon of European loveMorePoems about love need not be autobiographical. But as an expression of the purest form of emotion, the poet necessarily draws both on his own experience and on a lyrical canon. This book makes a return to the origins of the canon of European love poetry, starting with Petrarchs influential imagery of irreconcilable opposites, and tracing its development in the work of its most brilliant 16th- and 17th-century exponents.