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336 pages (6 b/w illus.)
9 x 6 inches
Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 17
Medieval Institute Publications
Hardback (August 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442640
ISBN-10 1580442641
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ISBN-13 9781580442657
ISBN-10 158044265X
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Literary Studies
Medieval Studies
The Disperata, from Medieval Italy to Renaissance France
by Gabriella Scarlatta
This study explores how the themes of the disperata genre - including hopelessness, death, suicide, doomed love, collective trauma, and damnations - are creatively adopted by several generations show more
   about the author

Dr. Gabriella Scarlatta is Associate Professor of French and Italian, Director of French Studies, and Associate Dean at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 
   table of contents


The Italian Disperata: Origins and Definitions

The Female-Voiced Disperata

The Disperata in the Quattrocento

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