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Secretum – Il mio secreto : Francesco Petrarca :

This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat He incorrectly assumed that he would be remembered for the Latin works, but it was his Italian lyric poetry that influenced both the content and form of all subsequent European poetry.

Medieval literature 14th-century books Petrarch. Through a close reading of three of his most celebrated texts – the Secretum, De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae, and the Canzoniere, this study will seek to posit Petrarch as a fundamentally melancholic and “accidioso” writer whose condition of internal and social rupture more generally speaks to the emerging “crisis of modernity” which he perhaps first sets to the center stage of his period.

Melancholy and the modern consciousness of Francesco Petrarca: So while still stuck on earth, man should really get his act together and focus on death and what happens then.

Petrarch’s Secret; or, the Soul’s Conflict with Passion by Francesco Petrarca

In the first dialogue he really hammers home the death-obsession that he believes is key, but fortunately it’s not quite so bad over the remaining two — where he addresses Petrarch’s other faults.

Secretum can be seen as an attempt by Petrarch to reconcile his Renaissance humanism and admiration of the classical world with his Christian faith. Secretum De secreto conflictu curarum mearumtranslated as The Secret or My Secret Book is a trilogy of dialogues in Latin written by Petrarch sometime from toin which he examines his faith with the help of Saint Augustineand “in the presence of The Lady Truth”. One can see the appeal of turning to St. Retrieved from ” https: What use was all that reading?

If whenever you think of death you are not disturbed, you will know that franceesco thoughts have been useless, as if you had been thinking of something else. My Secret Book is a personally revealing work, a fascinating inner struggle put down in words. Petrarch clearly admires St. Petrarch is concerned about his mortality — but not entirely in the way St. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Mortality is the ‘predicament’ St. My Secret Book by Francesco Petrarca.


I would prefer to be some inert stone than to be tormented by so many stirrings of the flesh.

Carol Quillen’s introductory essay to this volume illuminates the development of humanist practices, Petrarch’s role in the dissemination of humanist ideas, the importance of The Secret as a humanist text, and the enduring historical significance of the humanist tradition in Western thought and culture.

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So I don’t reflect upon death? Secretum was not circulated until some time after Petrarch’s death, and was probably meant to be a means of self-examination more than a work to be published and read by others.

Augustine’s plea that he: From inside the book. The safest thing is to scorn oneself; scorning others is extremely dangerous and vain. The dawn of Humanism in Western Europe, however, saw this notion extended to the more general scholar, and featured as arguably its first protagonist, 14 th-century humanist Francesco Petrarca.

Son of an exiled Florentine clerk, Petrarch was born in Arezzo, Italy, but was raised at the court of the Pope in Avignon in southern France.

Augustine tries to convey the proper death-thinking frame-of-mind: And Petrarch doesn’t seem to get the import of this. Augustine weren’t quite so fatally fixated — the dialogue is much more convincing and interesting when they get sidetracked elsewhere though St. Here, more obviously, Petrarch is talking with himself, wondering about how he has spent his life and whether those ambitious projects — unfinished, in some cases, still — were really worth it.

perarca My Secret Book – US. The most important classical Greek heroes were believed to suffer from a physical, mental, and spiritual illness shown negatively to alter their general state of being. Imagining a different grancesco partner might have been able to help him work through matters better.

Orthofer30 June The Form and Meaning of the Secretum Shey. Instead, it is an imagined dialogue between Petrarch and St. Like the major Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Petrarch chose to write his most intimate feelings in his native Ffrancesco, rather than the Latin customary at that time.


Simple as it would appear to grasp, for St. One of the great poets of the 14th century, Italian scholar Francesco Petrarch is also regarded as the father of the humanist movement. All items in eScholarship McGill are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

It’s an interesting exercise, a book apparently written only or at least mainly — one has to and certainly is also led to, by Petrarch’s own admissions imagine that he petarca an eye on posterity for the author — and a francesck substantial work at that. The dialogue then turns to the question of Petrarch’s seeming lack of free will, and Augustine explains that it is his love for temporal things specifically Lauraand his pursuit of fame ffrancesco poetry that “bind his will in adamantine chains”.

My Secret Book is a fascinating dialogue-with-the-self. Other notable influences include Cicero and other Pre-Christian thinkers. Francesco Petrarca’s — Petrarch’s — My Secret Book was probably composed between and and was not meant for publication: Lang- Fiction – pages 0 Reviews https: Although he never revealed her true name, nor, apparently, ever expressed his love to her directly, he made her immortal with his Canzoniere date unknownor songbook, petrarcx collection of lyric poems and sonnets that rank among the most beautiful written in Italian, or in any other language.

I deeply regret not having been born indifferent to the senses. The dialogue opens with Augustine chastising Petrarch eecretum ignoring his own mortality and his fate in the afterlife by not devoting himself fully to God. Augustine mortality — well, the mortal life — is of course almost just incidental: Very rarely, and then so sluggishly that your thoughts do not penetrate to the depths of your predicament.

There’s a nice interplay not only with Petrarch’s own words and work, but also others, quoted and referred to.