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Margaret Rosenthal The Honest Courtesan Pdf 12


Margaret Rosenthal The Honest Courtesan Pdf 12




If you are interested in the life and writings of Veronica Franco, a 16th-century Venetian courtesan, poet, and intellectual, you might want to read the book The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal. This book is a biographical study of Franco, based on her published poems and letters, as well as historical documents and sources. It explores the complex and fascinating role of the honest courtesan in Renaissance Venice, as well as Franco's contributions to literature, culture, and society.


The Honest Courtesan was first published in 1992 by the University of Chicago Press. It has 408 pages and is divided into six chapters, plus an introduction and a conclusion. The chapters are:




Margaret Rosenthal The Honest Courtesan Pdf 12




  • Chapter 1: The Venetian Context: Courtesans and Patricians



  • Chapter 2: The Making of an Honest Courtesan



  • Chapter 3: The Poetics of Desire: Franco's Love Letters



  • Chapter 4: The Poetics of Defense: Franco's Capitoli



  • Chapter 5: The Poetics of Dialogue: Franco's Terze Rime



  • Chapter 6: The Poetics of History: Franco's Familiar Letters




The book also includes a chronology of Franco's life, a list of her works, notes, a bibliography, and an index. You can download a PDF version of the book from the Internet Archive or read it online from De Gruyter. You can also buy a hardcover or paperback copy from various online retailers.


The Honest Courtesan is not only a scholarly work, but also a captivating and engaging one. Rosenthal writes with clarity, insight, and empathy, bringing Franco and her world to life. She also analyzes Franco's poems and letters in depth, showing how they reflect her personality, values, and experiences. She argues that Franco was not only a remarkable woman, but also a significant writer and thinker, who challenged the stereotypes and conventions of her time.


If you are looking for a book that combines history, biography, literature, and feminism, you might enjoy reading The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal. It is a book that celebrates the courage, creativity, and intelligence of Veronica Franco, one of the most intriguing figures of the Renaissance.


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