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The Resource Hermes' lyre : Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella, Sherry Roush

Hermes' lyre : Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella, Sherry Roush

Label
Hermes' lyre : Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella
Title
Hermes' lyre
Title remainder
Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella
Statement of responsibility
Sherry Roush
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the mysterious glosses by 'EK' in the poetry of Edmund Spenser, to the self-commentary in Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, readers of literature have been fascinated by the comments, addenda, and footnotes added by authors to their own work. In this insightful and original work, Sherry Roush investigates poets' motivations for writing glosses. She argues that self-commentary differs fundamentally from standard commentary, and that it does not necessarily impose an authoritative reading, determine the poem's significance, or furnish factual autobiographical information. Rather, self-commentary presents an intriguing ulterior poetic dimension and adds to the inherent tension of the text. Roush focuses her study on three pairs of authors, each representing a distinct historical-contextual period: Dante and Boccaccio in the early Italian self-commentative tradition, Lorenzo de' Medici and Girolamo Benivieni in high Renaissance Florence, and Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella at the turn of the seventeenth century. Through numerous examples, Roush highlights the non-linear development of this mixed genre, and shows how poetic self-commentaries respond to unique literary, historical, and political exigencies, and offer keys to understanding the underlying poetic message. This seminal study will be of particular value to scholars interested in poetry, hermeneutics, autobiography, and Renaissance studies
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IDEBK
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Roush, Sherry
Dewey number
851.009
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4066
LC item number
.R68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Italian poetry
  • Hermeneutics
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Hermeneutics
  • Italian poetry
  • Gedichten
  • Italiaans
  • Hermeneutiek
Label
Hermes' lyre : Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella, Sherry Roush
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE: THE LYRE OF HERMES""; ""INTRODUCTION. Beyond Explication: Poets and Their Own Commentaries""; ""Part One. Dante and Boccaccio: The Emergence of Italian Poetic Self-Commentary""; ""1 'You might call it something of a commentary': Defining Terms in Dante's Vita Nuova and Convivio""; ""2 'Only the ploughshare aided by many clever talents cleaves the soil of poetry': Boccaccio's Earthly Vision of the Text and the Requisites for its Interpretation""; ""Part Two. Poetic Self-Commentary Reborn in Quattrocento Florence""
  • ""3 'Know thyself': Self-knowledge and New Life in Lorenzo de' Medici's Commentary on My Sonnets""""4 'Distorted in contrary senses': Girolamo Benivieni's Self-Commentative Reformation""; ""Part Three. Poetic Self-Commentary at the End of the Renaissance""; ""5 'It is neither formed nor form': Reading Beyond the Lines of Bruno's Dialogic Self-Commentary, the Heroic Frenzies""; ""6 'Did we not prophesy in Your name?': Settimontano Squilla as the Apocalyptic Seventh Trumpet in Tommaso Campanella's Vatic Project""; ""7 Invocation, Interpretation, Inspiration""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""
  • ""Index""""a""; ""b""; ""c""; ""d""; ""e""; ""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Control code
666910790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 249 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675711
Lccn
2003430901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt5bh4f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666910790
Label
Hermes' lyre : Italian poetic self-commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella, Sherry Roush
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE: THE LYRE OF HERMES""; ""INTRODUCTION. Beyond Explication: Poets and Their Own Commentaries""; ""Part One. Dante and Boccaccio: The Emergence of Italian Poetic Self-Commentary""; ""1 'You might call it something of a commentary': Defining Terms in Dante's Vita Nuova and Convivio""; ""2 'Only the ploughshare aided by many clever talents cleaves the soil of poetry': Boccaccio's Earthly Vision of the Text and the Requisites for its Interpretation""; ""Part Two. Poetic Self-Commentary Reborn in Quattrocento Florence""
  • ""3 'Know thyself': Self-knowledge and New Life in Lorenzo de' Medici's Commentary on My Sonnets""""4 'Distorted in contrary senses': Girolamo Benivieni's Self-Commentative Reformation""; ""Part Three. Poetic Self-Commentary at the End of the Renaissance""; ""5 'It is neither formed nor form': Reading Beyond the Lines of Bruno's Dialogic Self-Commentary, the Heroic Frenzies""; ""6 'Did we not prophesy in Your name?': Settimontano Squilla as the Apocalyptic Seventh Trumpet in Tommaso Campanella's Vatic Project""; ""7 Invocation, Interpretation, Inspiration""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""
  • ""Index""""a""; ""b""; ""c""; ""d""; ""e""; ""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Control code
666910790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 249 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675711
Lccn
2003430901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5bh4f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666910790

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