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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 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...a key stil novo concept, though it was by no means original, and is to be found in Giacomo da Lentini , Guittone d'Arezzo , and Dante da Maiano . Dante's sonnet ‘Guido i’ vorrei che tu e Lapo ed io'—really an imitation of a Provençal plazer —was also given too much weight, to the extent of being deemed a definite poetic manifesto and specifying precisely which poets should be considered members of the circle of practitioners. [ Guglielmo Gorni ] Poeti del dolce stil novo , ed. M. Marti (1969). See also G. Favati , Inchiesta sul dolce stil novo ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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... stil novo ( nuovo ) 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 from a dialogue in Dante ’s Purgatorio (xxiv. 57). This style is marked mainly by praise of the beloved in religious terms as an embodiment of divine grace, an attitude seemingly influenced by troubadour poetry and the codes of courtly love . The practitioners and partisans of this kind of lyric are sometimes referred to as ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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... stil novo Poetic style exemplified in the lyric poetry of Dante 's Vita nuova and that of fellow Florentine poets, especially Cavalcanti . The phrase was coined by Dante in the Divina commedia ( Purgatorio XXIV). The style emphasizes personal inspiration and experience of love, harmony between content and style, smoothness of diction and metre, and the praise of the lady as a heaven‐sent being. This model for poetry particularly appealed to the Pre‐Raphaelites , who added their own interpretations and...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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... stil novo Poetic style exemplified in the lyric poetry of Dante 's Vita nuova and that of fellow Florentine poets, especially Cavalcanti . The phrase was coined by Dante in the Divina commedia ( Purgatorio XXIV). The style emphasizes personal inspiration and experience of love, harmony between content and style, smoothness of diction and metre, and the praise of the lady as a heaven‐sent being. This model for poetry particularly appealed to the Pre‐Raphaelites , who added their own interpretations and elaborations....

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 ...
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 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 ...
Ventura Monachi

Ventura Monachi  

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(d.1348)Florentine notary and Chancellor of the Republic in 1340. He is also the author of nineteen lyric poems heavily dependent on the modes and techniques of the dolce stil novo, which by his time ...
Lapo Gianni

Lapo Gianni  

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(late 13th or early 14th c.).Florentine poet usually considered an adherent of the dolce stil novo. We know that he was a notary since manuscripts refer to him as ...
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 ...
Iacopone da Todi

Iacopone da Todi  

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(1236–1306).Umbrian poet and mystic. Destined for the law, he is said to have undergone a conversion in 1268 when his wife died and was found to be wearing a ...
Davanzati Chiaro

Davanzati Chiaro  

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(13th c.).One of the most important Siculo-Tuscan poets, about whose life we know nothing other than that he was Florentine. He took part in tenzoni with Monte Andrea, Pallamidesse ...
Dino Frescobaldi

Dino Frescobaldi  

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(c. 1271–c. 1316).Florentine banker and poet, from one of the most important families in the city. He was active in Black Guelf politics, and was a wholehearted supporter of ...
Memoriali bolognesi

Memoriali bolognesi  

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Official registers of legal transactions in Bologna, of which the volumes from 1265 to 1436 survive. The scribes were bound to fill any blank spaces to preempt illicit codicils, and ...
Monte Andrea

Monte Andrea  

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(13th c.).An important and undervalued Florentine poet of the generation before Dante, who decisively ignored him, probably because his poetic and philosophical outlook was so different. He was a ...
Sennuccio Del Bene

Sennuccio Del Bene  

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(c. 1275–1349).Florentine poet. His White Guelf politics led to his exile, probably in 1302, but certainly by 1312, when he supported Henry VII's invasion of Italy. He found employment ...
Antonio da Ferrara

Antonio da Ferrara  

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(1315–before 1374).Ferrarese poet, whose father was probably a butcher (beccaio). He moved between various Northern Italian courts, having a somewhat ambiguous status between courtier and giullare. ...
Bonagiunta da Lucca

Bonagiunta da Lucca  

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(Bonagiunta Orbicciani) (d. before 1300).Lyric poet best known for Dante's representation of him (Purg. 24.19–63). Little is known of his life other than that he was a notary. He ...
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 ...
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 ...

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