Complete Poetry and Prose: A Bilingual Edition by Louise Labe, Deborah Lesko Baker, Annie Finch

By Louise Labe, Deborah Lesko Baker, Annie Finch

Thanks to her acclaimed quantity of poetry and prose released in France in 1555, Louise Lab? (1522-66) continues to be essentially the most vital and influential girls writers of the Continental Renaissance. most sensible recognized for her beautiful selection of love sonnets, Lab? performed off the Petrarchan male culture with wit and irony, and her elegies reply with lyric ability to predecessors resembling Sappho and Ovid. the 1st entire bilingual version of this singular and broad-ranging lady writer, entire Poetry and Prose additionally beneficial properties the single translations of Lab?'s sonnets to stick to the exacting rhyme styles of the originals and the 1st rhymed translation of Lab?'s elegies of their entirety.

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Lexington, KY: French Forum, 1990. ———. ” Versants 24 (1993): 17–33. ———. Louise Labé Lyonnaise ou la Renaissance au féminin. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1997. Sibona, Chiara. Le sens qui résonne: une étude sur le sonnet français à travers l’œuvre de Louise Labé. Ravenna: Longo, 1984. Tetel, Marcel. ” In Il Rinascimento a Lione, 951– 62. Acts of the 1995 International Congress at Macerata. Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 1988. Viennot, Eliane. ” In Alonso and Viennot, Louise Labé 2005, 19–36. Wilson, Dudley B.

174 –77; Madeleine Lazard, Images littéraires de la femme à la Renaissance (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1985); Jeanne Prine, “Louise Labé, Poet of Lyon,” in Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Katharina M. Wilson (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987), 132–34; François Rigolot, Louise Labé Lyonnaise ou la Renaissance au féminin (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1997), esp. , Chronologie, in Louise Labé: Œuvres complètes, 2nd ed. (Paris: Flammarion, 2004), 269–77. 2 Upon his marriage to Guillemette, Pierre came into ownership of this property and likewise assumed the name Labé, which his daughter would retain throughout her life, eschewing her original paternal and her subsequent marital appellation.

42 below]). This imperative for mutual encouragement invites the reader to contemplate what, precisely, defines the character of the “virtuous Ladies” (vertueuses Dames) to whom Labé refers — especially given that she employs some form of the term “virtue” three times in this section of the text. 6 One of Labé’s coups de force here is that at the same time as she rhetorically underlines the requisite social acceptability anticipated in her call to “virtuous” women, she suggests by her very call to action that such women are courageous and possess the capacity to empower themselves.

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