Laura Answers Back: Lord Byron, Christina Rossetti and the Canzoniere in Nineteenth-Century England

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This essay partly gives a brief survey of the status of the Canzoniere in nineteenth-century England when the collection was finally translated in full into English, and partly traces the significance of Laura in English literature after eighteenth-century biographies had transformed her from a vague Platonic ideal into a real, existing woman. The essay therefore traces the complex interrelationship between biography, translation, fiction and poetry and the ongoing dialogue with Petrarch in such highly self-conscious writers as Byron, Foscolo, Collins and Christina Rossetti
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesRenæssanceforum : Tidsskrift for Renæssanceforskning
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Studies in Honour of Karsten Friis-Jensen on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. Ed. Marianne Pade in collaboration with Eric Jacobsen, Hannemarie Ragn Jensen, Lene Waage Petersen, Lene Schøsler, Minna Skafte Jensen, Peter Zeeberg, Lene Østermark-Johansen

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Petrarch, Victorian poetry, the Canzoniere, reception studies, Anglo-Italian relations, Lord Byron, Christina Rossetti

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