Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Portable Petrarch” as Want to Read:
The Portable Petrarch
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Portable Petrarch

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  1 review
Varied and imaginative in their use of poetic forms, the 366 love poems that make up Petrarchs "Canzoniere" are simple in their aim: to glorify the poets muse, Laura. But more than an expression of devotion, they planted the seeds of the Renaissance and influenced all lyric poetry that followed, including the work of Chaucer, Spenser, and Shakespeare. Meditating on his bel ...more
Paperback
Published February 1st 2006 by Penguin Books
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Portable Petrarch, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Portable Petrarch

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 85)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sharon
I read selections of Petrarch as part of my freshman survey of western literature. I really slogged through all the religious-themed texts.
Ryan
Ryan added it
Feb 15, 2015
Elena Zolotariov
Elena Zolotariov marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2015
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2015
Miss Cellaneous
Miss Cellaneous marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Chris Butler
Chris Butler marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2014
Jeffrey
Jeffrey marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2014
Danielle
Danielle marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
Brian
Brian added it
Nov 12, 2014
Mattia
Mattia marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Flip
Flip marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Del Herman
Del Herman marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2014
J. Shorman
J. Shorman marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
Jenny
Jenny marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Doaa
Doaa added it
Jul 17, 2014
Emma Iadanza
Emma Iadanza marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
G.w.
G.w. added it
May 19, 2014
Melanie
Melanie marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2014
Juliana
Juliana marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2014
Shehzad Arifeen
Shehzad Arifeen marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Edward
Edward marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2014
Bakunin
Bakunin marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
72460
Francesco Petrarca known in English as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar, poet, and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists. Petrarch is often popularly called the "father of humanism". Based on Petrarch's works, and to a lesser extent those of Dante Alighieri and Giovanni Boccaccio, Pietro Bembo in the 16th century created the model for the modern Italian language, later endorsed by the Accademi ...more
More about Francesco Petrarca...
Canzoniere: Selected Poems Canzoniere The Poetry of Petrarch Petrarch's Lyric Poems: The "Rime Sparse" and Other Lyrics Selections from the Canzoniere: And Other Works

Share This Book