Rereading Lucretia in the Angoysses douloureuses qui procedent d'amours (1538)

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleRereading Lucretia in the Angoysses douloureuses qui procedent d'amours (1538) Author(S)POLLIE BROMILOW (Author)
Abstract  This article examines the multiple resonances of the Lucretia narrative in the 1538 romance penned by Hélisenne de Crenne, the Angoysses douloureuses qui procedent d’amours. Although the work is famous for its representation of female love as sensual, irrational and tragic (qualities shared by the example of Dido) the references to Lucretia enabled readers to activate moralizing and sententious discourses that supplemented and in some cases modified the meaning of the text. ...Paginationp 399-416
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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