Selected Poems of Isabella Andreini comprises an extensive historical and analytical introduction, followed by 100 poems given in their original Italian, with facing-page verse translations. It will be a welcome addition to classroom literature in comparative literatures, women's studies, and Italian studies. It is the first modern publication of a significant body of Andreini's poems in English translation.
Anne MacNeil is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the American Association of University Women and currently holds a faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Music and Women of the Commedia dell'Arte in the Late Sixteenth Century. James Wyatt Cook is Langbo Trustees' professor emeritus at Albion College. The author of several books and numerous studies and reviews, Cook has been a research fellow of the British Academy, the Newberry Library, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Translator's Foreword Chapter 3 1 Introduction Chapter 4 2 Selections from Rime d'Isabella Andreini Padovana, comica gelosa (1601) Chapter 5 3 Selections from Rime d'Isabella Andreini comica gelosa, & academica intenta detta l'Accesa. Parte seconda (1605) Part 6 Index of First Lines Part 7 About the Editor and Translator