Patriotism in the Work of Joachim du Bellay a Study of the Relationship Between the Poet and France

Author: Hartley, David
Year:1993
Pages:200
ISBN:0-7734-9265-8
978-0-7734-9265-3
Price:159.95
This book analyzes the patriotism of the French poet as expressed in the prose and verse produced during his brief career (1549-1560). His prose manifesto La deffence et illustration de la langue fran├žoise and his poetry are considered at length. An Appendix to the book sets the poet's considerable output of public verse against the events which inspired it. A second major focus is the effect of his residency in Rome on the formulation of his patriotism.