Cloth $73.00 ISBN: 9780226467146 Published May 2006
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226467153 Published May 2006
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Complete Poetry and Prose

A Bilingual Edition

Louise Labé

Complete Poetry and Prose
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Louise Labé

Edited and with Critical Introductions and Prose Translations by Deborah Lesko Baker
Poetry Translations by Annie Finch
296 pages | 1 halftone | 6 x 9 | © 2006
Cloth $73.00 ISBN: 9780226467146 Published May 2006
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226467153 Published May 2006
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226467160 Published November 2007
Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond with lyric skill to predecessors such as Sappho and Ovid. The first complete bilingual edition of this singular and broad-ranging female author, Complete Poetry and Prose also features the only translations of Labé's sonnets to follow the exacting rhyme patterns of the originals and the first rhymed translation of Labé's elegies in their entirety.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography

I. Prose
Introduction
Prose Translator's Note
Epistre Dedicatoire / Dedicatory Letter
Debat de Folie et d'Amour / Debate of Folly and Love

II. Poetry
Introduction
Poetry Translator's Note
Elégies / Elegies
Sonnets / Sonnets

Notes
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index of First Lines and Titles
General Index

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