Pernette du Guillet: Complete Poems, A Bilingual Edition

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 6

Pernette du Guillet: Complete Poems, A Bilingual Edition

Edited by Karen Simroth James and Marta Rijn Finch
2010 | 360 pp. | 978-0-7727-2065-8 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
$39.95 |

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Edited with introduction and notes by Karen Simroth James
Poetry translated by Marta Rijn Finch

Those who wish to read this exquisite writer but do not trust their French now have an edition with extraordinarily helpful notes, subtle translations, and an erudite but accessible introduction. I will certainly assign it the next time I teach my course on Renaissance women writers. How can one not love a poet who explains why boars have cloven feet, who imagines Cupid shooting arrows tipped with Greek fire while giving a cheery “Good day!” in his native Greek, and who mixes discourses from Petrarch, Plato, and the early French Renaissance into a witty dialogue that always charms and often moves?
—Anne Lake Prescott
Professor of English, Barnard College and Columbia University