Synopses & Reviews
Among Europe's most famous and influential books of lyrics, this large collection focuses on Petrarch's lifelong love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many. Showing why Petrarch is often regarded as the first modern man to emerge from a medieval world, this book reveals the man in all of his perplexities, uncertainties, and hesitancies.
About the Author
was an Italian scholar, poet, and early humanist. J. G. Nichols
is a poet, literary critic, and translator.