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Author DeCoste, Mary-Michelle.
Title Hopeless love : Boiardo, Ariosto, and narratives of queer female desire / Mary-Michelle DeCoste.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010.

Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Subject Boiardo, Matteo Maria, 1440 or 1441-1494 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lesbianism in literature.
Desire in literature.
Cross-dressing in literature.
Italian literature -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (x, 165 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-159) and index.
Contents Warrior Woman / Lovely Lady -- To Disguise and Deceive -- Stopping without Ending -- Concluding the Tale -- Queer Female Desire in Cinquecento Comedy.
Summary Hopeless Love uncovers the diffusion of queer female desire in Italian literature and promotes a better understanding of sexuality in medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Note Includes some text in Italian.
ISBN 9781442697447 (electronic bk.)
144269744X (electronic bk.)
9780802096845 (print)
OCLC # 759157382
Additional Format Print version: 9780802096845