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An Attempt at Love Poetry

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Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Agrippa wrote a similar book called "Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex" in 1549 or so. It is curious.
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 9:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Italy has produced some impressive Lucrezias. My favorite is the humanist Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653), who wrote "The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Deficiencies of Men". Far less strident (and much cleverer) than the title implies.
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 9:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

... about an evil doctor in Rennaissance Italy who experiments in the dark side of horticulture. Good Absinthe reading.
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 8:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The text of "Rappaccini's Daughter" is available several places on the Net. It's fairly short. I can think of several people here who would like it:
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 8:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

indeed! I have read that somewhere too. I have yet to check out the Hawthorne story however.

for a thorough and fascinating treatment, see Ricci's two volume "Beatrice Cenci" ... written around the turn of the century and translated from the italian, it is however still a magnificent piece of scholarship. very well researched and he goes to considerable lenghths to dispel several of the cenci myths.
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 8:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

But when I saw her I was expecting Incest, Patricide, and Beheading.
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Cool. Yeah, I saw her in the beheading section of this site. I recently did some research on that portrait and it's connection to Hawthorne. I wrote a bit theorizing that Beatrice Cenci was the model for Beatrice in Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter". Fascinating story. The Cenci's that is. "Rappaccini", too.

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