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Author Fiorentini, Luca, 1984- author.

Title Petrarch and Boccaccio in the first commentaries on Dante's Commedia : a literary canon before its official birth / Luca Fiorentini
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Young Feltrinelli prize in the moral sciences
Young Feltrinelli prize in the moral sciences
Contents Poetry, language, allegory : Dante in the hands of Petrarch and Boccaccio -- Interpreting Dante in the shadow of Petrarch and Boccaccio -- Against Petrarch, theoretician of poetry : Benvenuto da Imola -- Contempt for the present : the revenge of Petrarch the moralist and historian
Summary "This text proposes a general reinterpretation of the history behind the canon of the Tre Corone ("Three Crowns"), which consists of the three great Italian authors of the 14th century - Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Examining the first commentaries on Dante's Commedia, the book argues that the elaboration of the canon of the Tre Corone does not date back to the 15th century but instead to the last quarter of the 14th century. The investigation moves from Guglielmo Maramauro's commentary - circa 1373, and the first exegetical text in which we can find explicit quotations from Petrarch and Boccaccio - to the major commentators of the second half of the 14th century: Benvenuto da Imola, Francesco da Buti and the Anonimo Fiorentino. The work focuses on the conceptual and poetic continuity between Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio as identified by the first interpreters of the Commedia, demonstrating that contemporary readers and intellectuals immediately recognized a strong affinity between these three authors based on criteria not merely linguistic or rhetorical. The findings and conclusions of this work are of great interest to scholars of Dante, as well as those studying medieval poetry and Italian literature"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Luca Fiorentini is Research Assistant at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy
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Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Appreciation -- History -- To 1500.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- To 1500.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- To 1500.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- To 1500.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Divina commedia (Dante Alighieri)
Art appreciation.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020003873
ISBN 0429324448