by Lucrezia Marinella
edited by Janet E. Gomez and Maria Galli Stampino
translated by Janet E. Gomez and Maria Galli Stampino
Iter Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-86698-625-0 | eISBN: 978-0-86698-758-5
Library of Congress Classification PQ4627.M84A8313 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 851.5

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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