Manuele Gragnolati
Francesca Southerden

Possibilities of Lyric

Reading Petrarch in Dialogue
With an Epilogue by Antonella Anedda Angioy
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020
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Opening to passion as an unsettling, transformative force; extending desire to the text, expanding the self, and dissolving its boundaries; imagining pleasures outside the norm and intensifying them; overcoming loss and reaching beyond death; being loyal to oneself and defying productivity, resolution, and cohesion while embracing paradox, non-linearity, incompletion. These are some of the possibilities of lyric that this book explores by reading Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in dialogue with that of other poets, including Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, and Shakespeare. In the Epilogue, the poet Antonella Anedda Angioy engages with Ossip Mandel’štam and Paul Celan’s dialogue with Petrarch and extends it into the present.

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Title
Possibilities of Lyric
Subtitle
Reading Petrarch in Dialogue
With an Epilogue by Antonella Anedda Angioy
Author(s)
Manuele Gragnolati
Francesca Southerden
Identifier
Description
Opening to passion as an unsettling, transformative force; extending desire to the text, expanding the self, and dissolving its boundaries; imagining pleasures outside the norm and intensifying them; overcoming loss and reaching beyond death; being loyal to oneself and defying productivity, resolution, and cohesion while embracing paradox, non-linearity, incompletion. These are some of the possibilities of lyric that this book explores by reading Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in dialogue with that of other poets, including Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, and Shakespeare. In the Epilogue, the poet Antonella Anedda Angioy engages with Ossip Mandel’štam and Paul Celan’s dialogue with Petrarch and extends it into the present.
Is Part Of
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
November 17, 2020
Number in Series
18
Subject
lyric poetry
desire
pleasure
affect
Petrarch, Francesco
Dante Alighieri
Shakespeare, William
Mandelstam, Osip
Rights
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Harvested
yes
Language
en-GB
short title
Possibilities of Lyric
number of pages
v, 216
Table Of Contents
A ​“Miscellaneous Enterprise” | 1–15
The Shape of Desire: Metamorphosis and Hybridity in Rvf 23 and Rvf 70 | 17–44
Openness and Intensity: Petrarch’s Becoming Laurel in Rvf 23 and Rvf 228 | 45–63
​“Lust in Action” : Control and Abandon in Dante, Petrarch, and Shakespeare | 65–84
Declensions of ​“Now” : Lyric Epiphanies in Cavalcanti, Dante, and Petrarch | 85–108
Extension: Reaching the Beloved in Cavalcanti, Dante, and Petrarch | 111–33
Body: Dante’s and Petrarch’s Lyric Eschatologies | 135–62
Radure / Clearings | ANTONELLA ANEDDA ANGIOY | 163–84
has manifestation
ISBN 978-3-96558-014-5 | Paperback | 12 EUR | v, 216 pp. | 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-96558-015-2 | Hardcover | 24 EUR | v, 216 pp. | 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-96558-016-9 | PDF | Open Access | 1.7 MB
ISBN 978-3-96558-017-6 | EPUB | Open Access | 1.1 MB