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Pointed poetry: agudeza and petrarchism in Góngora’s late sonnets

Elizabeth Amann UGent (2011) HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 12(4). p.306-322
abstract
Studies of Gongora's Petrarchism have generally focused on his early work: particularly the sonnets of the 1580s. At the end of his career, however, Gongora revisited the Petrarchan mode of his first period in a series of sonnets. In this article, I explore this return to Petrarchism and the attitude of the mature poet toward the Petrarchan tradition. The essay focuses on three late sonnets which share a series of characteristics: 'Al tronco Filis de un laurel sagrado' (1621), 'Prision de nacar era articulado' (1620), and 'Peinaba al sol Belisa sus cabellos' (1620). In these poems, we will see how Gongora criticizes a careless and exaggerated Petrarchism and insists on the importance of agudeza (wit) in lyric poetry.
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Petrarchism, Gongora, agudeza, Torquato Tasso
journal title
HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Hisp. Res. J.
volume
12
issue
4
pages
306 - 322
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Article
Web of Science id
000293628100002
ISSN
1468-2737
DOI
10.1179/146827311X13063149337566
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1174011
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1174011
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2011-02-28 08:45:06
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2016-12-19 15:39:25
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  abstract     = {Studies of Gongora's Petrarchism have generally focused on his early work: particularly the sonnets of the 1580s. At the end of his career, however, Gongora revisited the Petrarchan mode of his first period in a series of sonnets. In this article, I explore this return to Petrarchism and the attitude of the mature poet toward the Petrarchan tradition. The essay focuses on three late sonnets which share a series of characteristics: 'Al tronco Filis de un laurel sagrado' (1621), 'Prision de nacar era articulado' (1620), and 'Peinaba al sol Belisa sus cabellos' (1620). In these poems, we will see how Gongora criticizes a careless and exaggerated Petrarchism and insists on the importance of agudeza (wit) in lyric poetry.},
  author       = {Amann, Elizabeth},
  issn         = {1468-2737},
  journal      = {HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES},
  keyword      = {Petrarchism,Gongora,agudeza,Torquato Tasso},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {306--322},
  title        = {Pointed poetry: agudeza and petrarchism in G{\'o}ngora{\textquoteright}s late sonnets},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/146827311X13063149337566},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Amann, Elizabeth. 2011. “Pointed Poetry: Agudeza and Petrarchism in Góngora’s Late Sonnets.” Hispanic Research Journal-iberian and Latin American Studies 12 (4): 306–322.
APA
Amann, E. (2011). Pointed poetry: agudeza and petrarchism in Góngora’s late sonnets. HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, 12(4), 306–322.
Vancouver
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Amann E. Pointed poetry: agudeza and petrarchism in Góngora’s late sonnets. HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 2011;12(4):306–22.
MLA
Amann, Elizabeth. “Pointed Poetry: Agudeza and Petrarchism in Góngora’s Late Sonnets.” HISPANIC RESEARCH JOURNAL-IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 12.4 (2011): 306–322. Print.