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Torquato Tasso

(1544—1595) Italian poet

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Abraham Fraunce

Abraham Fraunce  

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(1558?–1592/3) English poetThe Arcadian Rhetorike (1588) Non-FictionThe Lawiers Logike (1588) Non-FictionThe Countesse of Pembrokes Emanuel (1591) PoetryThe Countesse of Pembrokes Ivychurch (1591) ...
Accolti family

Accolti family  

The Arezzo family of the Accolti produced jurists, churchmen, and writers for centuries. The family had already produced several distinguished jurists when Benedetto Accolti ‘il Vecchio’ (1415–66) ...
Adone

Adone  

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(1623).Marino's most ambitious work, a vast epic without feats of arms, in twenty cantos of ottava rima. Reacting against the classicizing epic of Torquato Tasso and the moral preoccupations ...
Aethiopica

Aethiopica  

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A Greek romance by the 3rd‐cent. ad Syrian Heliodorus of Emesa. The lovers are parted and there is emphasis on travel through strange lands and on maintenance of chastity in the face of temptations, ...
Alessandro Guarini

Alessandro Guarini  

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(c. 1565–c. 1636)Ferrarese man of letters and son of Battista Guarini. He is famous for his Il farnetico savio overo il Tasso, (1610); its thesis is that Torquato Tasso ...
Aminta

Aminta  

AT: Amyntas; The Countess of Pembroke's Ivychurch A: Torquato Tasso Pf: 1573, Belvedere Island on the River Po Pb: 1581 Tr: 1591 G: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse S: Timeless pastoral landscape C: ...
Angelo Grillo

Angelo Grillo  

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(c. 1560–1629).A member of an important Genoese family, he became a Benedictine at an early age, moving from monastery to monastery across Italy, and rising to be abbot of ...
Ansaldo Cebà

Ansaldo Cebà  

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(1565–1623).Poet and literary critic who studied in Padua but lived mostly in his native Genoa. His conservative intellectual outlook was typical of the poorer Genoese nobility, but conflicted with ...
Antonio Bruni

Antonio Bruni  

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(1593–1635).One of the most successful of Marino's southern followers, who worked principally in Urbino and Rome. His concettismo was more conventional in content than Marino's, and he expressed ...
Antonio Ongaro

Antonio Ongaro  

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(c. 1560–1600)was born in Padua, and spent most of his life in Rome in the service of the Farnese family. His Alceo (performed in Nettuno in 1581) was dubbed ...
Armida

Armida  

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Dramma eroico in three acts by Joseph Haydn to a libretto by Nunziato Porta, after Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata; Eszterháza, 26 February 1784.The original cast featured Matilde ...
Ascanio Pignatelli

Ascanio Pignatelli  

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(1533–1601).Petrarchist poet in the tradition of Pietro Bembo. He was of a noble family, and studied law at Padua, where he attended the Accademia degli Eterei. In recognition of ...
baroque

baroque  

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The ornate style of art and architecture which flourished in Italy in the 17th and early 18th cents., and spread throughout mainland Europe, especially in France and Spain.
Bartolomeo Corsini

Bartolomeo Corsini  

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(1606–73).Tuscan writer. He studied philosophy and medicine at Pisa and thereafter devoted himself to literature and music. His mock-heroic poem, Il torracchione desolato (probably written around ...
Battista Guarini

Battista Guarini  

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(1538–1612),author of the pastoral drama Il pastor fido (1589), which had a considerable vogue in England in the 17th cent., where it was translated many times; notably by Sir Richard Fanshawe in ...
Benedetto Menzini

Benedetto Menzini  

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(1646–1704).Satirical and lyric poet. In his Arte poetica in terza rima (1688), he attacks the Baroque poetic in the name of an archaic style based on the cult of ...
Bernardo Tasso

Bernardo Tasso  

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(c.1493–1569),Italian poet, a native of Salerno who entered the service of Ferrante Sanseverino, prince of Salerno; in 1552 he followed Sanseverino into exile in Rome. In 1557 he moved ...
Camillo Pellegrino

Camillo Pellegrino  

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(c. 1527–1603),stirred up a furious literary debate with his Il Carrafa o vero della epica poesia (1584), in which he praised Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata at the expense of ...
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canto  

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A subdivision of a long narrative or epic poem, employed in the works of Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, and others; Spenser was the first to employ the term in English.
canzoniere

canzoniere  

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The term is commonly used to indicate a collection of poems with unitary aspirations. It is used most frequently (but not exclusively) with reference to Renaissance and medieval poetry. Broadly ...

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