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The Honest Courtesan

Author : Margaret F. Rosenthal
ISBN : 0226728129
Genre : History
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The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan's position. Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Rosenthal reveals in Franco's writing a passionate support of defenseless women, strong convictions about inequality, and, in the eroticized language of her epistolary verses, the seductive political nature of all poetic contests. It is Veronica Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women—and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries—that makes her literary works and her dealings with Venetian intellectuals so pertinent today. Combining the resources of biography, history, literary theory, and cultural criticism, this sophisticated interdisciplinary work presents an eloquent and often moving account of one woman's life as an act of self-creation and as a complex response to social forces and cultural conditions. "A book . . . pleasurably redolent of Venice in the 16th-century. Rosenthal gives a vivid sense of a world of salons and coteries, of intricate networks of family and patronage, and of literary exchanges both intellectual and erotic."—Helen Hackett, Times Higher Education Supplement The Honest Courtesan is the basis for the film Dangerous Beauty (1998) directed by Marshall Herskovitz. (The film was re-titled The Honest Courtesan for release in the UK and Europe in 1999.)

Author : Robert Greene
ISBN : 9933908405
Genre : Courtship
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Author : Edward Wadie Said
ISBN : 9776174213
Genre : East and West
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Missionary Positions

Author : Lauren Mcgrow
ISBN : 9789004353183
Genre : Religion
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Missionary Positions challenges common Christian assumptions about sex workers. Using feminist, postcolonial perspectives, interviews with pastoral practitioners and personal narrative, Lauren McGrow carves out a space for the dynamic theological agency and life complexity of sex workers to be acknowledged.

Tess Of The D Ubervilles Arabic Edition

Author : Thomas Hardy
ISBN : 1532792093
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The Complete Poems

Author : Gaspara Stampa
ISBN : 9780226770727
Genre : Poetry
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Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated love affair to despair at its end. While these tormented works and their multiple male addressees have led to speculation that Stampa may have been one of Venice’s famous courtesans, they can also be read as a rebuttal of typical assumptions about women’s roles. Championed by Rainer Maria Rilke, among others, she has more recently been celebrated by feminist scholars for her distinctive and original voice and her challenge to convention. The first complete translation of Stampa into English, this volume collects all of her passionate and lyrical verse. It is also the first modern critical edition of her poems, and in restoring the original sequence of the 1554 text, it allows readers the opportunity to encounter Stampa as she intended. Jane Tylus renders Stampa’s verse in precise and graceful English translations, allowing a new generation of students and scholars of poetry, Renaissance literature, and music history to rediscover this incipiently modern Italian poet.

Routledge International Handbook Of Sex Industry Research

Author : Susan Dewey
ISBN : 9781351133890
Genre : Social Science
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Charles Baudelaire Le Spleen De Paris

Author : Charles Baudelaire
ISBN : 1477461256
Genre : Poetry
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This book is translated into Arabic, by Muhammad al Ihsaini, a Morocan Novilest, who mastered both Arab and French Languages, gave new life to the images and poetry style in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris. It is an opportunity for those who are interested in poetry reflects two different cultures. While the poet admired women , he ridiculed them in Le Spleen de Paris. Some poems, such as "the Desire to Paint," reflects female power and sexuality in a somewhat positive manner. But a larger portion of the poems in Baudelaire's work debase women as evil, gaudy, and cold.

Author : نجيب محفوظ
ISBN : 9789770915127
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ISBN : 9770195316
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