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Veronica Franco courtesan And Poet

Dacia Maraini

Veronica Franco courtesan And Poet

by Dacia Maraini

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Published by Legas Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Continental European,
  • Drama / Continental European,
  • General,
  • Poetry,
  • Plays / Drama

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages1
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12220947M
    ISBN 10189450822X
    ISBN 109781894508223
    OCLC/WorldCa48118009

    Veronica Franco – courtesan and poet The literary talent of a popular prostitute. Veronica Franco was in her lifetime one of the most famous courtesans in Venice.   In a time when prostitution and female education were both considered unwholesome, professional courtesan Veronica Franco established herself a leader in the 16 th Century literary arts. Although initially known among the Venetian literati for her iconic beauty and razor-sharp wit, Franco busted through the Venetian glass ceiling with her success in erotic .

    A well-educated woman, Veronica Franco wrote two volumes of poetry: Terze rime in and Lettere familiari a diversi in She published books of letters and collected the works of other leading writers into anthologies. Successful in her two lines of work, Franco also founded a charity for courtesans and their Of Birth: Vicenza, Provincia di Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. She has written the most sumptuous work about the brilliant woman Veronica Franco who was an intellectual courtesan in 15th century Venice. A leading woman of her time she was a poet, author and charity founder as well as the most revered courtesan. Warning this book does contain explicit adult ers:

    Get this from a library! Veronica Franco: the courtesan as poet in sixteenth-century Venice. [Margaret F Rosenthal]. Poems and Selected Letters (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series) by Veronica Franco. 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.


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Veronica Franco, Courtesan and Poet, a poetical interpretation of the life of a historical figure from sixteenth-century Venice, examines the paradoxical situation of a woman whose mind and sensibility have been highly developed - to the point that she became a recognized and respected poet- but only for the purpose of better serving clients/5.

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Veronica Franco, courtesan and poet (A Play). Veronica Franco, Courtesan and Poet, a poetical interpretation of the life of a historical figure from sixteenth-century Venice, examines the paradoxical situation of a woman whose mind and sensibility have been highly developed - to the point that she became a recognized and respected poet- but only for the purpose of better serving clients.

Veronica Franco (–) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice. Life as a courtesan Renaissance Venetian society recognized two different classes of courtesans: the cortigiana onesta, the intellectual courtesan, and the cortigiana di lume, lower-class courtesans (closer kin to prostitutes today) 4/5(2).

Veronica Franco (–) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice. Renaissance Venetian society recognized two different classes of courtesans: the cortigiana onesta, the intellectual courtesan, and the cortigiana di lume, lower-class courtesans (closer kin to prostitutes today) who tended to live /5.

Veronica Franco () was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the Veronica Franco courtesan And Poet book of the honest courtesan's position.

Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world/5. La Cortigiana Poetessa Veronica Franco is truly an important aspect of my personal narrative and influence by way of ancestors and Italian cultural roots that has informed my own personal journey to discovering the voice within; I am indeed a Poet/Poetessa.

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 s: Franco, Veronica (), Venetian Courtesan Poet.

Portrait Biographic Details Digitized Texts Editions of Works. Veronica Franco was born in Venice into a family who were native-born citizens with hereditary rights. As a professional caste, the cittadini originari made up the Venetian government bureaucracy and the religious confraternities.

Veronica Franco () was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan’s position.

Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart.

Veronica Franco. Courtesan and poet. Sources. Early Life. Veronica Franco’s life suggests both the possibilities and limitations for an educated woman in Renaissance Italy and also highlights the ways in which intellectual connections and literary or artistic talents occasionally worked to offset a life that otherwise went against convention.

Veronica Franco’s poems consist of 25 capitoli in terza rima, a poetic form used by Dante in The Divine Comedy. This meter and rhyme scheme consists of eleven-syllable lines arranged in interlocking tercets (aba, bcb, cdc).

The length of the capitol is variable: the shortest is 39 lines long, the longest 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 4/5(2). ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: Veronica, meretrice e scrittora.

Description: 69 p. ; 23 cm. Series Title. Veronica Franco, Courtesan and Poet, a poetical interpretation of the life of a historical figure from sixteenth-century Venice, examines the paradoxical situation of a woman whose mind and sensibility have been highly developed - to the point that she became a recognized and respected poet- but only for the purpose of better serving clients.

Veronica Franco mingled with the cultural elite of Venice in her work as a courtesan and poet. Among other literary and artistic figures, Franco befriended Jacopo Tintoretto (), a native-born painter who was renowned for his portraits of. Veronica Franco was a prostitute, an accomplished poet, and a hero for her people, and also one of the most fascinating characters to emerge from Renaissance Venice.

Franco used sex to further the political and economic causes of her beloved home of gondolas, canals, and shining towers.5/5(4).

The honest courtesan: Veronica Franco, citizen and writer in sixteenth-century Venice User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict This first full-length study in English of Venetian courtesan and writer Veronica Franco's life and work is an adaptation of Rosenthal's (Italian, Univ.

of Southern California) dissertation. It was only after reading Margaret Rosenthal’s “An Honest Courtesan” that I really got to know Veronica Franco—and she is a woman worth getting to know, now more than ever.

More than a voluptuous ghost in brocade, Franco’s presence in that sinking city is a reminder, however faint and nearly forgotten, that to live boldly and well is.Veronica Franco courtesan And Poet: Maraini, Dacia: Books - Skip to main content.

Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello Select your address Author: Dacia Maraini. Veronica Franco was a scholar, a skillful poet, a prostitute--and one of the most fascinating characters to emerge from Renaissance Venice.

Given the current climate--in which a dim-faced bimbo can bring down a president--this book is refreshing in that it tells how Franco used sex to further the political and economic causes of her beloved home, by: