Selected Poems by Pierre Ronsard

One of France's most influential love poets, Pierre de Ronsard embraced a variety of themes from politics, science, and philosophy to bawdy and risqué material that outraged religious reformers. Drawing on classical and Italian poetic models and on powerful imagery from ancient mythology, Ronsard created verse that revolutionized the French poetic tradition. His style ranges from the sublime rhetoric of the Pindaric odes and hymns to the lyricism and sensuality of his sonnets. Ronsard's poetry has influenced many twentieth-century writers and artists, including W. B. Yeats, Sylvia Plath, and Henri Matisse. The dual-language format of this new edition provides English-speaking readers with an enhanced perspective on one of the most innovative voices in the history of European poetry.

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The Labyrinth of Love: Selected Sonnets and Other Poems (Renaissance and Medieval Studies) Paperback 414222 $24.99 $32.13 2021
Selected Poems (Renaissance Library) (English and French Edition) Paperback 14817607 $2.48
Selected poems of Pierre de Ronsard; chosen by St. John Lucas Paperback 11394962 $17.08 $20.62 2010
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