- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
This title in other editions
Emblems of Desire: Selections from the Delie of Maurice Sceveby Maurice Sceve
Synopses & Reviews
“Richard Sieburth has performed a miracle of literary invention. He has made these poems sing.”—Paul Auster
A forgotten masterpiece of French poetry, Emblems of Desire is a selection of 449 love poems first published in Lyons in 1544. Full of passionate ironies and charged obscurity, Maurice Scève is considered a sixteenth-century Stéphane Mallarmé. His oblique self-portraiture laid the groundwork for many contemporary poets. Poet Michael Palmer calls Richard Sieburth “one of our finest living scholars and translators.”
Maurice Scève (c.1500–c.1564) was at the center of Lyonnese côterie that elaborated the theory of spiritual love.
Radiant songs of love. One of the greatest poets of the French Renaissance. A groundbreaking translation.
Introducted and annotated by the prize-winning translator Richard Sieburth, this bilingual selection from Sceve's
About the Author
Maurice Scve (c. 1500-c. 1564) was at the center of the so-called Lyons school of poets - the first to bring the influence of the Italian literary renaissance into France. In the musicality and erudition of his work, Sceve forms the link between the schools of Marot and the Pliade in the history of French poetry.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like