Selections from the Canzoniere, Petrarch
The immediacy, the profound sincerity of Petrarch's Italian poems conditioned their tremendous influence on contemporaries and later generations. His beloved, he calls Laura and reports only that she first saw her in the church of Santa Chiara on April 6, 1327 and that exactly 21 years later she died, after which he sang it for another 10 years. A two-part collection of Sonnets dedicated to her and the canzone ("for life" and "for the death of the Laura Madonna"), traditionally called Il Canzoniere - central to the meaning of the work of Petrarch in Italian. In addition to portraying love for Laura in the Canzonier contains several poems of different content, mainly political and religious.
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