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One of the first examples of literary writing in the biographical genrethis is the only edition still in print of awork by one of Italy's greatest poetsAt once an intimate repository of his most personal thoughts and emotions and a literarywork dealing with universal issues, "Secretum"Petrarch's best-known work in Latinis a fascinating and pioneering example of the autobiographical genre. By writing what he called a "secret book"taking the shape of a conversation between himself and St. AugustinePetrarch aimed to compose a cathartic textthat would alleviate his spiritual crisis and help him make further inroads towards knowledge and fulfillment."
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847491596
  • 9781847491596
  • 1,586,421

About Francesco Petrarch

Petrarch (1304-1374) is universally regarded as the forefather of Italian humanism, and his work was an immense source of inspiration to many early English poets.
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