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This is why we need poems. Ask Marjorie Perloff or Kenneth Goldsmith! Ristampato di novo et ricorretto Hypnerotomchia takes some perseverance to plough through what appears to be so much superfluous detail in part I and yet this part has the dream like quality that is promised by the title of the book. The work was first published in in Venice. An amazing mind wrote thee, but it is very easy to get lost in the details. There is, however, one example drea, a mistake that was rectified with great deliberation.

My point is that reading requires Dimensionality. The following were useful in compiling this article: Return to Book Page. The book is planned as a precise reconstruction of the original layout, with Cyrillic types and typography by Sergei Egorov.

Preview — Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by Francesco Colonna. La Hypnerotomachia di Poliphilo, cioe pugna d’amore in sogno. Polia then takes over the narrative, relating how Poliphilo fell in love with her when he first glimpsed her combing her hair at a window in Treviso.

This copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is from the eighteenth century library of William Hunterbut it is not known how or from whom he acquired the book or who owned it originally.

After his many adventures and trials and not without a little intervention from Cupid’s well placed arrowit seems that he eventually wins the heart of Polia. One ingenuity hints at the identity of the author of this otherwise anonymous text.

The task has drem triumphantly accomplished by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing ot its wayward charm and arcane learning in language accessible to the modern reader. Not only does she reject his advances, but to fulfil a pledge in surviving the plague, she dedicates herself to a life of eternal chastity.


The book tells the tale of Poliphilus, but the contex sugests a hidden meaning to the words and illustrations. May 01, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: A point is like a period.

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It was called ” Bembo “. The underlying story just about held my attention with poliphilli anticipation of what would happen next. H9E ; facsimile reprint of the Elizabethan version: Arguably the most beautiful book of the Venetian Renaissance, our book of the month for February tells the story of a quest for lost love.

Poliphilo visits her secretly at the temple of Diana, and when he falls into a deathlike swoon at her feet, she drags his body away and hides it. Atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat.

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The poem becomes redefined as a by-product of the experiment, which is no longer the poem as hypnerotoamchia but the poem as process.

This book is a bit of an enigma — but not because of the mystery surrounding its author, conception, intended purpose, or the layers of hidden messages embedded inside it and these mysteries certainly remain. The text of the book is written in a bizarre Latinate Italian. He lived in Venice, and preached at St. Hypnerohomachia book has, however, been universally and justly celebrated for its beautiful woodcuts and overall sumptuous design.

I will still pick this book up, randomly open to a page and start reading. Best Italian novels by Piero Scaruffi And we know also that he x had two dreams: Rare book dealers — and collectors — are a unique lot. There is supposedly an esoteric intent behind the book, and some serious metaphysical investigation, but I haven’t gotten deep into it enough to report on that.

She was the first translator to succeed in making an English version of the book only inon its th anniversary. In the end, he is reconciled with her by the “Fountain of Venus”.


To fully appreciate the extended erotic romance of Poliphilo and Polia, with its digressions on many subjects including especially architecture, gardens, triumphal processions, collections, music, and with its constant mythological and other pagan references, one might benefit from first reading Godwin’s The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance and perhaps even Ghe High Medieval Dream Vision by Kathryn L.

She was in a truly wanton condition, making tbe tribadic motions and rolling her eyes. Without explanation, the text is full of words based on Latin and Greek roots. Since Joscelyn Godwin’s complete and lucid English translation now available in a more economical second edition has made it available to readers in a new and powerful way.

Views Read Edit View history. Poliphilus is after [a nymph called] Polia. Anglophone scholars tended to concentrate attention on the innovative woodcut illustrations, rather than the text. And she liked his point of view: Indeed, architecture as with everything else in the book is eroticised: This is a more realistic and dramatic telling of the love story and takes place in the real world, however the telling of the story ends with Poliphil waking up from his dream and regretting that he cannot recapture it.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Paperbackpages. This book is an example of how the weight of time and many fruitless attempts at interpretation can create a work of beauty that is external to the book itself. Just like Poliphilo, we chew over past experience and try to make sense of it or imagine how it might have been. Hypnerotomcahia complete Russian translation by the art historian, Boris Sokolov is strite in progress, of which the “Cythera Island” part was published in and is available online.

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