Emblems of Desire: Selections from the "delie" of Maurice Sceve (Annotated)


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This is the first large-scale English translation of Maurice Sceve's poem cycle Delie, originally published in Lyons in 1544 and only rediscovered in the early twentieth century as one of the great forgotten masterpieces of French poetry. A contemporary of Sir Thomas Wyatt in England, Sceve occupies a crucial place in the history of French verse between the late medieval tradition of Marot and the more self-consciously Renaissance poetics of the Pleiade. Powerfully registering the early impact of Petrarch's Rime in France, ...

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