Complete Poetry and Prose: A Bilingual Edition (The Other by Louise Labé

By Louise Labé

Due to her acclaimed quantity of poetry and prose released in France in 1555, Louise Lab? (1522-66) continues to be probably the most very important and influential girls writers of the Continental Renaissance. top identified for her beautiful selection of love sonnets, Lab? performed off the Petrarchan male culture with wit and irony, and her elegies reply with lyric ability to predecessors equivalent to Sappho and Ovid. the 1st whole bilingual variation of this singular and broad-ranging lady writer, entire Poetry and Prose additionally gains the one translations of Lab?'s sonnets to stick to the exacting rhyme styles of the originals and the 1st rhymed translation of Lab?'s elegies of their entirety.

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Labé’s participation via these texts in the thriving public debate known as the Querelle des femmes paradoxically did not, for understandable reasons, enhance the public visibility of her 19 20 Louise Labé prose during most of the time since her death, inasmuch as the “other voice” adopted in her overtly polemical work (as in that of other women authors) continued to be largely overshadowed by the hegemony of traditional hierarchies. That we are now filling in that gap between knowledge and appreciation of the two (public and private) faces of Louise Labé’s work newly empowers the contemporary reader to discover, in the challenging prose writings of a brave yet compassionate social critic, the genesis of a great poet.

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