Moving Love. The Semiotics of a Passion on the Basis of Francesco Petrarca’s

Moving Love. The Semiotics of a Passion on the Basis of Francesco Petrarca’s "Rerum vulgarium fragmenta"
Moving Love. The Semiotics of a Passion on the Basis of Francesco Petrarca’s "Rerum vulgarium fragmenta"

Author(s): Daniele Monticelli
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: "A close reading of Francesco Petrarca’s Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta, to which I will refer in what follows as the Canzoniere, reveals the employment of a very clear poetical device: the object of poetry is the poet’s state of mind, which is defined in the text as “love”, but this state is represented dynamically. This observation will not lead me to claim that the lyrical I in the Canzoniere goes through different factual stages of love (falling in love, love relationship, and so on) because, as Roberto Mercuri writes, “the lyrical narration is not the story of events, but the story of sentiments, of emotional reactions” (Mercuri 2003: 77)1."[...]

  • Issue Year: X/2005
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 280-300
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English