The Spirit of Romance

The Spirit of Romance

Paperback - 2005
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Written in 1910 when Pound was only 25 years old, and later revised by the author, this critical work has long stood as an important stage in the development of Pound's poetics, and a dramatic revaluation of Europe's literary tradition. Pound surveys the course of literature from the fall of the Roman Empire through the dawn of the Renaissance, paying special attention to the Proven#65533;al poets and to Dante. Now with an introduction by Richard Sieburth, this work illuminates a great period in European literature and one of America's greatest poetic minds.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2005.
ISBN: 9780811216463
0811216462
Branch Call Number: 809.13
Characteristics: xii, 248 p. ; 21 cm.

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theorbys Jan 12, 2013

A passionate, intelligent, perhaps idiosyncratic survey of the literature of the Romance languages of the middle ages, with particular focus on the Provence, and above all Dante, I very much liked the chapters on Lope de Vega, and especially Villon. It's bursting with extensive examples of writers one will probably never read, and is really for people specializing in this literature, but you should read it anyway.

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