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Vittoria Colonna and the Spiritual Poetics of the Italian Reformation

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Vittoria Colonna was without doubt one of the best known and most highly celebrated female poets of the Italian Renaissance. She was much publicised during her lifetime, and widely considered by her contemporaries to be highly skilled in the art of constructing tightly controlled and beautifully modulated sonnets in the Petrarchan vein. In addition to her literary contacts ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Routledge (first published March 1st 2007)
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Brundin's readings of individual works are insightful and make a convincing case for Colonna's artistry and passion. She proves Colonna to be a poet who can stand on her own merits, rather than being identified merely as the muse of Michelangelo. This is also a book about relationships, however. Brundin shows how Colonna's religious poetry extends beyond personal contemplation; the poems are informed by her friendships, and they play a significant role in the movement of religious reform. This e ...more
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Abigail Brundin specialises in sixteenth-century literature and culture and also has an interest in concepts of the sacred in contemporary fiction.
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