Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

ISBN-10: 0226779890

ISBN-13: 9780226779898

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sarra Copia Sulam, Don Harran

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The first Jewish woman to leave her mark as a writer and intellectual, Sarra Copia Sulam (1600?41) was doubly tainted in the eyes of early modern society by her religion and her gender. This remarkable woman, who until now has been relatively neglected by modern scholarship, was a unique figure in Italian cultural life, opening her home, in the Venetian ghetto, to Jews and Christians alike as a literary salon. For this bilingual edition, Don Harran has collected all of Sulam's previously scattered writingsletters, sonnets, aManifestointo a single volume. Harran has also assembled all extant correspondence and poetry that was addressed to Sulam, as well as all known contemporary references to her, making them available to Anglophone readers for the first time. Featuring rich biographical and historical notes that place Sulam in her cultural context, this volume will provide readers with insight into the thought and creativity of a woman who dared to express herself in the male-dominated, overwhelmingly Catholic Venice of her time.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography
Sarra Copia and Ansaldo Ceb�
Letters to Sarra Copia from Her Christian Correspondent Ansaldo Ceb� (1618-22)
Letter from Sarra Copia to Isabella Mia Tolfa (l623)
References to Sarra Copia in a Second Collection of Ansaldo Ceb�'s Letters (1623)
A Controversy on the Immortality of the Soul
Letter from Baidassare Bonifaccio to Sarra Copia (End of 1619)
Sarra Copia's Letter in Response (10 January 1620)
Excerpts from Baldassare Bonifaccio's ”Discourse on the Immortality of the Soul&Idquo; (June I621)
Sarra Copia's Manifesto in Self-Defense (July i621)
Baidassare Bonifaccio's Essay in Rebuttal (August 1626)
Portion of a Letter by Baidassare Bonifaccio (December i62l)
”Notices jrom Parnassus&Idquo;
”Notices from Parnassus&Idquo; (1626 or Thereafter)
Excerpts from Numidio Paluzzi's Rime, as Edited by Alessandro Berardelli (1626)
Letter by Angelico aprosio (Undated, Though Based on a Report from 1637)
Miscellanea
Dedication to Sarra Copia from Leon Modena's Pay Ester (1649)
Two Poems by Gabriele Zinano and a Poem by Sarra Copia in Response (Probably 1622-23)
Leon Modena's Epitaph for Sarra copia's Tombstone (1641)
Appendix: Sarra Copia's Prose Writings in tbe Original
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index of Poems by Their first Lines, Forms, and Authors
General Index
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