The Metabolism of Desire

The Metabolism of Desire

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The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the "sweet new style" that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante's poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice, Cavalcanti's poetry had more the tang of real-world experience: he struggled against unruly passions and sought instead to overcome… (more)

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Publisher: AU Press (March 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 149 pages

File size: 198 KB

Protection: DRM free

Language: English


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