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The Resource Poems and selected letters, Veronica Franco ; edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal

Poems and selected letters, Veronica Franco ; edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal

Label
Poems and selected letters
Title
Poems and selected letters
Statement of responsibility
Veronica Franco ; edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Veronica Franco (whose life is featured in the motion picture Dangerous Beauty) was a sixteenth-century Venetian beauty, poet, and protofeminist. This collection captures the frank eroticism and impressive eloquence that set her apart from the chaste, silent woman prescribed by Renaissance gender ideology. As an "honored courtesan", Franco made her living by arranging to have sexual relations, for a high fee, with the elite of Venice and the many travelers--merchants, ambassadors, even kings--who passed through the city. Courtesans needed to be beautiful, sophisticated in their dress and manners, and elegant, cultivated conversationalists. Exempt from many of the social and educational restrictions placed on women of the Venetian patrician class, Franco used her position to recast "virtue" as "intellectual integrity," offering wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life. Franco became a writer by allying herself with distinguished men at the center of her city's culture, particularly in the informal meetings of a literary salon at the home of Domenico Venier, the oldest member of a noble family and a former Venetian senator. Through Venier's protection and her own determination, Franco published work in which she defended her fellow courtesans, speaking out against their mistreatment by men and criticizing the subordination of women in general. Venier also provided literary counsel when she responded to insulting attacks written by the male Venetian poet Maffio Venier. Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries make her life and work pertinent today."--Pub. dexsc
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1546-1591
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, Veronica
Dewey number
851/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4623.F6
LC item number
A613 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1546-1591
  • 1546-1591
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Franco, Veronica
  • Franco, Veronica
  • Jones, Ann Rosalind
  • Rosenthal, Margaret F
Series statement
The other voice in early modern Europe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Franco, Veronica
Label
Poems and selected letters, Veronica Franco ; edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39157718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226259871
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98025551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39157718
Label
Poems and selected letters, Veronica Franco ; edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39157718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226259871
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98025551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39157718

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