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Francesco Petrarch

Francesco Petrarch

This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to ‘The Great Poets’, but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping stones of world poetry. Translated by Joseph Auslander.

This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to ‘The Great Poets’, but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping stones of world poetry. Translated by Joseph Auslander.
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This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to ‘The Great Poets’, but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping stones of world poetry. Translated by Joseph Auslander.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anton Lesser

Length:

1h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:08