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On the Sixth Day

Charles Nicholl: Petrarch on the Move

7 February 2019
Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer 
by Christopher Celenza.
Reaktion, 224 pp., £15.95, October 2017, 978 1 78023 838 8
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... these letters are layered with ironies and postures, and readers cannot rest on any firm ground of interpretation. Complexities​ of interpretation are food and drink to Petrarchan scholars, and ChristopherCelenza tucks into them with quiet determination in his short life-and-works overview, Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer. The subtitle is taken from one of Petrarch’s verse letters, where he ...

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