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Guido Cavalcanti

(1260—1300)

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Amico Di Dante

Amico Di Dante  

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The author of five canzoni and sixty-one sonnets which appear at the end of the main Vatican manuscript collection of 13th-c. lyrics (Vat. Lat. 3793). The name was coined because ...
Beatrice

Beatrice  

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1 see Dante;2 heroine of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing.
Cavalcanti, Guido

Cavalcanti, Guido (1260–1300)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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(?1260–1300).

The most intellectual and most imaginative voice in Italian lyric poetry of his time, and for a

Cino da Pistoia

Cino da Pistoia  

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(c. 1270–1336/7)Lyric poet usually associated with the dolce stil novo, and illustrious canon lawyer. Exiled from Pistoia in 1302, he was able (unlike Dante) to return to his native ...
commentary

commentary  

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The tradition of adding a commentary to a text is an ancient one. The commentaries of classical antiquity, and the long line of scriptural commentaries, share a number of features ...
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri  

(1265–1321),Italian poet, whose reputation rests chiefly on The Divine Comedy (c. 1309–20), an epic poem describing his spiritual journey through Hell and Purgatory and finally to Paradise. His love ...
Dino and Tommaso del Garbo

Dino and Tommaso del Garbo  

Dino (d. 1327) and his son Tommaso (d. 1370) were Florentine professors, who wrote on medical theory and practised medicine.A pupil of Taddeo Alderotti, Dino wrote surgical and pharmacological ...
dolce stil novo

dolce stil novo  

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A new style of Italian lyric love poetry practised in the late 13th century by Guido Cavalcanti, Dante Alighieri, and Cino da Pistoia, along with some imitators. The name (‘sweet new style’) comes ...
Facezie

Facezie  

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Are jokes, quips, and witty retorts. In medieval and Renaissance Italy they gave rise to a well-defined and popular sub-genre of novella, cultivated particularly in Florence. Boccaccio's Decameron ...
Gianni Degli Alfani

Gianni Degli Alfani  

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Florentine poet of the late 13th c. Biographical details are uncertain, though he seems to have been exiled shortly before his friend Guido Cavalcanti in 1300. His six ballate and ...
Giuntina di rime antiche

Giuntina di rime antiche  

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The title usually given to the Sonetti e canzoni di diversi antichi autori toscani, edited by Bardo Segni and published by Giunti in Florence in 1527. It contains Dante's Vita ...
Guido Guinizelli

Guido Guinizelli  

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(13th century) Bolognese poet.His identity is not certain, possibly the Ghibelline Guido di Guinizello di Magnano (d. 1276). Five canzoni and fifteen sonnets survive complete. Some lyrics address ...
Guido Orlandi

Guido Orlandi  

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(late 13th c.–early 14th c.).Florentine poet writing in the Siculo-Tuscan manner, whose style shows nevertheless some influence of the dolce stil novo. He took part in poetic exchanges with Guido ...
Guido Cavalcanti

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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His portrayals by Dante and *Boccaccio contributed to his fame as a philosopher and lay intellectual. His poems, influenced by

Guittone d’Arezzo

Guittone d’Arezzo  

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(c.1235–c.94) Tuscan poet.After abandoning political life and choosing voluntary exile c.1260, he joined the Franciscan order. His epistles in the vernacular display high mastery of ars dictandi, ...
Introduction to Italian

Introduction to Italian  

Italian literature has undoubtedly possessed an enduring fascination for English-language readers and writers. Yet the volume of translations has fluctuated greatly from period to period, probably ...
Poesia giocosa

Poesia giocosa  

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(both designations are modern), emerges in Italy in the later 13th c. as a consciously parodic response to the linguistic and thematic conventions of serious love poetry (poesia aulica), inherited ...
Rime of Dante

Rime of Dante  

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Even if Dante had written nothing else, his lyrics—almost ninety in number—would have assured him an outstanding place in European literature. His most productive period in this field was from ...
Vita nova

Vita nova  

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(the Latin title preferred by modern scholars to the Italian Vita nuova). In 1293/4, Dante selected thirty-one of his lyric poems and explained their circumstances, meaning, and purpose through a ...

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