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Guido Cavalcanti

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(1260?–1300) Poet, a significant influence on the development of the dolce stil nuovo and the early poetry of Dante, who describes him in the dedication of the Vita nuova as ... ...

Guido Cavalcanti

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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... Cavalcanti ( c .1255–1300 ) Tuscan poet and intellectual ; friend of *Dante ; exponent of the * dolce stil nuovo . His portrayals by Dante and *Boccaccio contributed to his fame as a philosopher and lay intellectual. His poems, influenced by Aristotelian theories of the soul, construct love as an irrational passion. Eleonora Stoppino M. L. Ardizzone , Guido Cavalcanti: The Other Middle Ages (2002). M. Corti , La felicità mentale: Nuove prospettive per Cavalcanti e Dante ...

Cavalcanti, Guido

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..., Guido ( 1260?–1300 ) Poet, a significant influence on the development of the dolce stil nuovo and the early poetry of Dante . Cavalcanti is the protagonist of Boccaccio 's Decameron VI. 9. Dante Gabriel Rossetti translated, and Ezra Pound produced versions of, some of the...

Cavalcanti, Guido

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Guido ( 1260?–1300 ) Poet , a significant influence on the development of the dolce stil nuovo and the early poetry of Dante , who describes him in the dedication of the Vita nuova as his most important friend. He was exiled from Florence for political reasons in 1300 and died soon after. His poetry is complex in both themes and style, and characterized by Cavalcanti's interests in philosophy and psychology. Cavalcanti is referred to in Dante 's Inferno X. 58 and is the protagonist of Boccaccio 's Decameron VI. 9. Dante Gabriel...

Cavalcanti, Guido

Cavalcanti, Guido (1260–1300)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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.... Ezra Pound then published imaginative translations of all of them, and wrote an influential essay contrasting Cavalcanti's poetic precision with Petrarchan prettiness and ornament. T. S. Eliot drew on the ballata ‘Perch’ i' no spero di tornar giammai' in Ash Wednesday . [ Peter Hainsworth ] G. Contini (ed.), Poeti del Duecento (1960), vol. ii. See J. E. Shaw , Guido Cavalcanti's Theory of Love (1949); E. Pound , ‘Cavalcanti’, in T. S. Eliot (ed.), Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (1954); M. Marti , Storia dello stil nuovo ...

Guido Cavalcanti

Guido Cavalcanti  

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(1260?–1300)Poet, a significant influence on the development of the dolce stil nuovo and the early poetry of Dante, who describes him in the dedication of the Vita nuova as ...
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 ...
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 ...
stilnovisti

stilnovisti  

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The collective term for the poetic pioneers and partisans of the Italian dolce stil novo in the late 13th century and early 14th. These were Guido Cavalcanti (1260?–1300), Dante Alighieri ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Beatrice

Beatrice  

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

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