By Francesco Petrarca,Lee Harlin Bahan
PRAISE FOR A 12 months OF MOURNING:
Lee Bahan has undertaken a likely Herculean job, to translate a bunch of Petrarch’s sonnets whereas doing away with nearly every little thing we go together with the be aware “Petrarchan”; it’s as though her template is a go among Shakespeare’s “My mistress’ eyes are not anything just like the sunlight” sonnet, and the lyrics of a very pissed off and disappointed kingdom singer. this is often emphatically no longer our grandmother’s Petrarch, however it is via turns startling, attractive, impressive, beguiling and sometimes demanding . . . sarcastically sufficient, now not not like the originals. If this is often previous wine, it’s being served from a winningly flamboyant new bottle.
- Dick Davis, writer of At domestic, and much from Home
What if that lovelorn Italian sonneteer Francesco Petrarca used to be a wisecracking man named Frank Petrarch from Indiana who fell in love along with his neighbor’s spouse, Laura, after which became to poetry in sorrow while she died younger of an infectious disorder? the end result can be anything like Lee Harlin Bahan’s translations and differences during this sonnet series. right here, the corset tightened until eventually the bones crack has been loosened to permit for a ordinary diction, syntax, and idiom that permits that previous ghost, Petrarch, to talk to us as though he have been alive this day. the result's readable, worthwhile, and intriguing. this is often one who belongs in your nightstand.
- Tony Barnstone, writer of Pulp Sonnets
Lee Harlin Bahan’s A 12 months of Mourning is a journey de strength, translating Petrarch into an idiom and poetics correct at domestic within the twenty-first century. “Translate” isn't really relatively the fitting be aware as Bahan updates and postmodernizes Petrarch in interesting and unique type, whereas final on sturdy scholarly floor. References to Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe, and the enticements, between others, spark the fondness, whereas allusions to the Bible, Chrétien de Troyes, and vintage Greek mythology soothe the educational brain. A yr of Mourning is either a delightful learn and a enormous achievement.
- Vince Gotera, editor of North American Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lee Harlin Bahan earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her thesis, Migration Solo, received the 1st Indiana Poetry Chapbook Contest. Her moment chapbook is Notes to Sing. Bahan’s personal poetry has seemed in Ploughshares, The Kenyon evaluation, and The North American overview, and her translations have seemed in usual Bridge, Southern Humanities evaluate, and Flying Island. After receiving a neighborhood furnish to check Italian, Lee loved a month-long residency at Mary Anderson middle for the humanities, Mt. St. Francis, IN, pursuing her objective of translating Petrarch’s sonnets. Bahan lives along with her husband Pat in a hundred-year-old farmhouse outdoor Medora, IN.
A 12 months of Mourning was once a distinct honoree for the 2016 capable Muse e-book Award.
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A Year of Mourning: Poems 271-322 of Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Francesco Petrarca,Lee Harlin Bahan