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Love Enamored and Driven Mad

With Love Enamored and Driven Mad, Lucrezia Marinella puts her mark on classical mythology and literary antecedents. She transforms Cupid from all-powerful god to wayward adolescent who falls to his own haughtiness while having female characters (such as Venus) take on distinctly positive roles. From the literary standpoint, she demonstrates her deep knowledge of classical and vernacular authors, from Ovid to Apuleius and Prudentius, and from Dante to Tasso, with numerous forays into Petrarchan poetics.

"This accurate and readable translation constitutes an exciting contribution to our understanding of Lucrezia Marinella’s work as a whole, situating Amore innamorato within the context of the author’s artistic trajectory. It indeed helps us, as Gomez and Stampino state in their introduction, to avoid the trap of privileging the better-known of Marinella’s literary works."

- Laura Benedetti, Laura and Gaetano De Sole Professor of Contemporary Italian Culture, Department of Italian, Georgetown University

JANET E. GOMEZ received her PhD in Italian from Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, she was assistant editor of Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe, 1450–1800 (2018). In 2015, she was co-curator of “Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries,” a rare book exhibition at the George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, and published an article in its catalog titled “Scandal! Literary Fakes as Bestsellers.”

MARIA GALLI STAMPINO is professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. She is the author of Staging the Pastoral: Tasso’s Aminta and the Emergence of Modern Western Theater (2005). For The Other Voice series she edited and translated Marinella’s Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered (2009), and with Julie Campbell, she co-edited In Dialogue with the Other Voice in Sixteenth-Century Italy (2011). With Anne J. Cruz, she co-edited Early Modern Habsburg Women (2013).

 

 

With Love Enamored and Driven Mad, Lucrezia Marinella puts her mark on classical mythology and literary antecedents. She transforms Cupid from all-powerful god to wayward adolescent who falls to his own haughtiness while having female characters (such as Venus) take on distinctly positive roles. From the literary standpoint, she demonstrates her deep knowledge of classical and vernacular authors, from Ovid to Apuleius and Prudentius, and from Dante to Tasso, with numerous forays into Petrarchan poetics.

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book Details

  • Page Count:

    209 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2020

  • Publisher:

    Iter Press and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Series:

    • The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series 72
    • Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 567

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