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My Secret Book – UK. Petrarch’s own words suggest he’s really not in a good place at this time: Augustine is certain he knows what the root seccretum the problem is: Of course, the caveat is in the Augustinian Kool-Aid — go all-in on that death-focused way of life. Augustine of Petrarch’s own invention, exaggerated in his his ideological severity and, as such, a bit of a caricature, too — is rough on Petrarch: So I don’t reflect upon death?

Orthofer30 June Petrarch’s turn towards religion in his later life was inspired in part by Augustine’s Confessionsand Franvesco imitates Augustine’s style of self-examination and harsh self-criticism in Secretum.

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

Imagining a different conversation partner might have been able to help him work through matters better. What it’s really all about is the everafter.

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.

Petrarch clearly admires St. 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.


Mortal life comes to an end! Who can adequately describe the boredom and daily unpleasantness of my life, and the gloomiest and most turbulent city of any land, the meanest and lowest sewer swollen with the filth of the whole world?

Augustine weren’t quite so fatally fixated — the dialogue is much more convincing and interesting when they get sidetracked elsewhere though St. Augustine, who found his way, but it never feels like a path that Petrarch can follow. The Form and Meaning of the Secretum Shey. True, one wishes Petrarch had more often complained: My Secret Book – US. He’s as concerned with posterity, and with having lived a full, rich life while still a simple mortal man, not too concerned yet with what becomes of his soul or whatever it is that takes the next steps.

Francesco PetrarcaDavy A. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Classical languages and literature American University StudiesAmerican university studies. And Petrarch doesn’t seem to get the import of this.

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I never heard anything more absurd” and, yes, ‘Come off it, please! Augustine — with Truth hovering by their sides, passing: I deeply regret not having been born indifferent to the senses. The ideas expressed in the dialogues are taken mostly grancesco Augustine, particularly the importance of free will in achieving faith.

Other notable influences include Cicero and other Pre-Christian thinkers. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. This bilingual I Tatti Renaissance Library edition, with the original Latin facing the only occasionally too fresh English of Nicholas Mann’s translation, certainly presents the text — along with sedretum helpful, succinct Introduction, and useful notes and bibliographic information — ideally.

Search your soul rigorously; you will find that everything that you know, when compared to what you don’t know takes on the proportions of a stream drying up in the summer heat when compared to the Ocean.

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

My Secret Book is a fascinating dialogue-with-the-self. From inside the book. 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.


Especially important are his rejection of love for temporal things not because it is a sin, but because it prevents him from knowing the eternal, a position that resembles classical philosophy far more than the contemporary Christian theology.

Petrarch concedes that this lack of piety is the source of his unhappiness, but he insists that he cannot overcome it. Also included are several illustrations, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration. But if at the very thought of it you have stiffened, trembled, and gone pale; if you have seemed already to be struggling in the throes of death [ Contents Petrarchan Studies and the Secretum Carozza.

De viris illustribus De remediis utriusque fortunae De vita solitaria De otio religiosorum Rerum memorandarum libri. But let’s move on. The Secret, Petrarch’s autobiographical treatise translated here from the Latin, represents a “humanist manifesto” central to understanding European culture during the early modern period. 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.

The most important pterarca Greek heroes were believed to suffer from a physical, mental, and spiritual illness shown negatively to alter their general state of being. Augustine tries to convey the proper death-thinking frame-of-mind: