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Emblems of Desire Selections from the Delie of Maurice Sceve

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ISBN-10: 0977857654

ISBN-13: 9780977857654

Edition: 2007

Authors: Maurice Sceve, Richard Sieburth, Richard Sieburth

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"Richard Sieburth has performed a miracle of literary invention. He has made these poems sing."-Paul Auster A forgotten masterpiece of French poetry, Emblems of Desire is a selection of 449 love poems first published in Lyons in 1544. Full of passionate ironies and charged obscurity, Maurice Sceve is considered a sixteenth-century Stephane Mallarme. His oblique self-portraiture laid the groundwork for many contemporary poets. Poet Michael Palmer calls Richard Sieburth "one of our finest living scholars and translators." Maurice Sceve (c.1500__c.1564) was at the center of Lyonnese coterie that elaborated the theory of spiritual love.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publication date: 5/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Maurice Sceve (c. 1500-c. 1564) was at the center of the so-called Lyons school of poets - the first to bring the influence of the Italian literary renaissance into France. In the musicality and erudition of his work, Sceve forms the link between the schools of Marot and the Pleiade in the history of French poetry.