Welcome to the Petrarch Project

Welcome to the Oregon Petrarch Open Book Project: "Petrarch is again in sight." In a poem dedicated to Osip Mandelstam, a Russian poet who disappeared in Stalin's Gulag, Paul Celan speaks of a petrified desert where it is still possible to see a rudimentary form that leads him to conclude: "Petrarch is again in sight."

The OPOB includes Ettore Modigliani’s diplomatic edition of the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta; Gianfranco Contini’s and Giuseppe Savoca’s critical editions; the cod. Queriniano D II 21; the Inc. Queriniano G V 15; Alessandro Vellutello’s commentary; complete English, Spanish and French translations and partial translations in Russian, Chinese, Japanese and German.

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