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Cassandra

Pierre de Ronsard

Translated by Clive Lawrence

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ISBN: 978 1 784100 10 0
Categories: 16th Century, French, Translation
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Published: January 2015
216 x 135 x 12 mm
216 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB), eBook (PDF)
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  • The sonnet sequence Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1552, established Pierre de Ronsard as the outstanding French poet of his time. He was lauded by Montaigne, admired throughout Europe, and fêted by the French Crown and foreign monarchs, including Elizabeth I. Based on a real relationship with Cassandra Salviati, the sequence combines the poet’s love for an unattainable beauty with explorations of classical myth, the works of Homer and Ovid, and questions about the very nature of love, literary creation, human existence and the forces that drive the universe. Clive Lawrence’s translation, the first complete English translation, captures the range and freshness of the writer known in his lifetime as ‘Poet of Princes, Prince of Poets’.
    Clive Lawrence
    Clive Lawrence was born in 1969 and graduated from Cambridge in 1990. He has worked in the legal profession since 1991. In 2011 he was joint writer of the John Dryden Prize, for his translations of Ronsard. ... read more
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