Lyrics of the French Renaissance

Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard

Edited by Norman R. Shapiro

Lyrics of the French Renaissance
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Edited by Norman R. Shapiro

Translated by Norman R. Shapiro With an Introduction by Hope Glidden
410 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2002
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780226750521 Published October 2006
Renowned translator Norman R. Shapiro here presents fresh English versions of poems by three of Western literature’s most gifted and prolific poets—the French Renaissance writers Clément Marot, Joachim Du Bellay, and Pierre de Ronsard.  Writing in the rhymed and metered verse typical of the original French poems (which appear on facing pages), Shapiro skillfully adheres to their messages but avoids slavishly literal translations, instead offering creative and spirited equivalents. 

Hope Glidden’s accessible introduction, along with the notes she and Shapiro provide on specific poems, will increase readers’ enjoyment and illuminate the historical and linguistic issues relating to this wealth of more than 150 lyric poems. 

“A marvelous micro-anthology of sixteenth-century French letters. Representing the pinnacle of French Renaissance verse, the poems singled out here are sensitively interpreted in rhymed English versions. . . . There is a pleasant and inspiring craftsmanship in these interpretations.”—Virginia Quarterly Review

Contents
Preface
Introduction
 
Clément Marot
BALLADES
RONDEAUX
CHANSONS
ELEGIES
EPISTRES
CHANTS DIVERS
EPIGRAMMES
 
Joachim Du Bellay
RECUEIL DE POESIE
VERS LYRIQUES
L’ OLIVE
XIII SONNETZ DE L’ HONNESTE AMOUR
LES ANTIQUITEZ DE ROME
LES REGRETS
DIVERS JEUX RUSTIQUES
LES AMOURS
SONNETS DIVERS
 
Pierre de Ronsard
LE PREMIER LIVRE DES AMOURS
LE SECOND LIVRE DES AMOURS
SONNETS ET MADRIGALS POUR ASTREE
LE PREMIER LIVRE DES SONNETS POUR HÉLÈNE
LE SECOND LIVRE DES SONNETS POUR HÉLÈNE
LES AMOURS DIVERSES
GAYETEZ
LIVRET DE FOLASTRIES
LE PREMIER LIVRE DES ODES
LE SECOND LIVRE DES ODES  
LE QUATRIESEME LIVRE DES ODES
LE CINQUIESME LIVRE DES ODES
LES MASCARADES, COMBATS ET CARTELS
LE BOCAGE
LES POEMES
TRADUCTION DE QUELQUES EPIGRAMMES GRECZ
EPITAPHES DE DIVERS SUJETS
 
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