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By Gabrielle De Coignard

Born right into a filthy rich relations in Toulouse, Gabrielle de Coignard (ca. 1550-86) married a sought after statesman in 1570. Widowed 3 years later, with younger daughters to elevate, Coignard became to writing devotional verse to assist her do something about her sensible and non secular struggles.Spiritual Sonnets offers the 1st English translation of 129 of Coignard's hugely autobiographical poems, giving us a startlingly intimate view into the lifestyles and brain of this Renaissance girl. The sonnets are all written "in the shadow of the go" and contain elegies, penitential lyrics, Biblical meditations, and extra. wealthy with emotion, Coignard's poems show anguished moments of loneliness and grief in addition to ecstatic studies of mystical union. additionally they demonstrate her mastery of sixteenth-century literary conventions and non secular traditions. This variation, revealed in bilingual layout with Melanie E. Gregg's translations dealing with the French originals, should be welcomed by way of lecturers and scholars of poetry, French literature, women's reports, and non secular and Renaissance reports. (20040601)

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