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Francis of Assisi and his "Canticle of Brother Sun" reassessed /

"In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His Canticle of Brother Sun has been paid little attention...

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Main Author: Moloney, Brian.
Other Authors: Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series:New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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Summary:"In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His Canticle of Brother Sun has been paid little attention by literary critics, despite being one of the first known works of literature in the Italian language. Bringing the skills of a literary historian to the subject, Brian Moloney considers the genesis of the canticle to show how it works as a carefully composed work of art, rather than as a spontaneous effusion of feeling. The book also includes a line by line commentary on the canticle. "--
"In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His spirituality finds full expression in his celebrated and much loved Canticle of Brother Sun. This book examines the genesis of the Canticle in the context of the saint's life and times, as well as analyzing the structure of the poem, the features of its style, and the range of its possible meanings. The book includes a line by line commentary on the Canticle"--
Physical Description:xxvi, 169 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-161) and index.
ISBN:9781137306968 (hardback)
1137306963 (hardback)