JOHN FLORIO’S ITALIAN & ENGLISH SONNETS – PDF
This book aims to demonstrate that John Florio, famous translator, teacher and lexicographer, was also a wizard in poetry, involved in the production of sonnets. Like an acrobat of words, jumping from the Italian Petrarchan sonnet to the English iambic pentameter, this book unveils a new, extraordinary side of Florio’s multifaceted personality, a hint that his career as tutor, linguist, and translator was only a fragment of a much intriguing, gifted genius the world needs to recognise.
About the author: Marianna Iannaccone is an independent scholar. In 2014, after her Master Degree in Foreign languages and literatures, she travelled to London and began studying the life and works of John Florio. In 2019 she founded John Florio’s official website, publishing numerous articles which throw a new light upon his personal life and career. She is currently writing a book on John Florio’s years at Titchfield with Henry Wriothesley, the Third Earl of Southampton.
Copyright: All rights reserved – Standard Copyright License
Contributors: By (author) Marianna Iannaccone, Cover design or artwork by Tien Nguyen
Interior Color: Black & White