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The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

George Hugo Tucker


This title traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522–60), showing how he differed from his contemporaries (in particular his great rival Ronsard) and the importance of his move to Rome in 1553. In this unique study of Du Bellay and his Antiquitez de Rome, Dr Tucker makes this complex sonnet sequence more accessible to the modern reader, highlighting its rich intertextual framework in Classical, neo-Latin and vernacular literature. He also redresses a critical imbalance. Du Bellay and his immediate contemporaries identified the ... More

Keywords: Joachim du Bellay, Ronsard, Rome, Antiquitez de Rome, poetic style, vernacular literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198158653
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Hugo Tucker, author
Downing College, Cambridge

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