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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : The Strife of Love in a Dream
by Francesco Colonna and Joscelyn Godwin


Overview - This is the first complete English translation of this curious Venetian novel'. Written 500 years ago, it is fundamentally an erotic dream written by a friar of dubious reputation... obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume - it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed.' In his dream Poliphili visits a wonderfully realised pagan world, characterised by its extravagant Renaissance architecture, in which there is no sin.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the first complete English translation of this curious Venetian novel'. Written 500 years ago, it is fundamentally an erotic dream written by a friar of dubious reputation... obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume - it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed.' In his dream Poliphili visits a wonderfully realised pagan world, characterised by its extravagant Renaissance architecture, in which there is no sin. The translation preserves the difficulty of the original text which, no doubt, was intended to puzzle its 16th-century readers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500285497
  • ISBN-10: 0500285497
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publish Date: June 2005
  • Page Count: 474
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6.12 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.48 pounds


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