Urania : a romance / Giulia Bigolina ; edited and translated by Valeria Finucci Bigolina, Giulia, d. 1569

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Bigolina, Giulia, d. 1569
Bigolina, Giulia, -1569; Bigolina, Giulia, d. 1569; Italian literature - 16th century.
Presented for the first time in a critical English edition, Urania: A Romance provides modern readers with a rare glimpse into the novel and novella forms at a time when narrative genres were not only being invented but, in the hands of women like Giulia Bigolina (1518?-1569?), used as vehicles for literary experimentation. The first known prose romance written by a woman in Italian, Bigolina's Urania centers on the monomaniacal love of a female character falling into melancholy when her beloved leaves her for a more beautiful woman. A tale that includes many of the conventions that would late.
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