Festum Voluptatis: A Study of Renaissance Erotica
Franz (English, Ohio State U.) reveals a genre of literature and visual arts that Renaissance scholars have long kept in their private studies. He surveys Italian academic and popular erotic material, and English attempts at the bawdy, through the early 1600s, discussing the works of Marston, Donne, Shakespeare and Spenser. Contains 38 black- and-white reproductions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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