By Thomas E Peterson
Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, a suite of lyric poems on sacred and profane love and different topics, has frequently been seen as reflecting the conflicted nature of its writer. besides the fact that, award profitable writer Thomas E. Peterson argues that Petrarch’s Fragmenta is an ordered and coherent paintings unified through narrative and theological structures.
By targeting the poem’s reliance on Christian tenets and distinguishing among writer, narrator and personality, Peterson exposes the underlying narrative and theological solidarity of the paintings. construction on contemporary Petrarch scholarship and broader stories of medieval poetics, poetic narrativity, and biblical intertextuality, Peterson conducts a rigorous exam of the Fragmenta’s poetic language. this mix of stylistic and philological research recasts Petrarch’s poetry in a brand new mild revealing its appreciably cutting edge and freeing character.
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Petrarch's 'Fragmenta': The Narrative and Theological Unity of 'Rerum vulgarium fragmenta' (Toronto Italian Studies) by Thomas E Peterson