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JOHN FLORIO’S ITALIAN & ENGLISH SONNETS – PDF

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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.

Details

Language: English/Italian

Category: Poetry

Copyright: All rights reserved – Standard Copyright License

Contributors: By (author) Marianna Iannaccone, Cover design or artwork by Tien Nguyen

Specifications

Pages: 97

Format: Pdf

Interior Color: Black & White

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3 reviews for JOHN FLORIO’S ITALIAN & ENGLISH SONNETS – PDF

  1. Abbie Tyler

    I read it in 3 days, it’s a passionate, detailed, careful analysis of some sonnets Master Florio wrote anonymously during his career. The author is able to prove that John/Giovanni Florio was both a poet, (a genius who wrote sonnets in both italian and english with different styles!) and considered a poet among his contemporaries. Truly a new field of investigation that needs to be analysed by other Florio scholars in the future. The book is beautifully adorned with 16th century banners and ornaments. Without any doubt the author wrote this book with passion and dedication. On the back of the cover I’ve read she’s writing another book on Florio, I hope it’ll come out soon.

  2. Guillaume

    An interesting research, well written. It’s a good work.

  3. Silvano Porta

    As the author demonstrates with passion and learning, John Florio, brilliant linguist and translator, was also a versatile poet.
    This book is a milestone in a new line of studies aimed at completing the knowledge of the human and literary personality of that genius who was a true monument of the Elizabethan Renaissance.

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