"Altre materie" e "altre parole" nella poesia di Giovanni Guidiccioni

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "Other subjects" and "other words" in the poetry of Giovanni Guidiccioni

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In the varied panorama of Roman Petrarchism of the Farnesian age (1534-1549) the poetic work of Giovanni Guidiccioni fits fully into the debate on imitation: in fact it does not fully adapt to the Bembes normalization and indeed represents the attempt to broaden the norm linguistic and stylistic and to enrich the restricted canon identified by Bembo, now in the process of being widely established, profiling a gap from the norm, providing a catalog of auctores more eclectic and more inclusive, available to solicitations of multiple nature. If the close imitation of the Petrarchist and Bembian model risked, according to Guidiccioni, to "make himself servant to imitate one", listening to new "voices" and the search for a "mixed style" would instead have allowed, through an enrichment of themes, concepts, words, to combine inventive freedom and respect for tradition, in the name of a moderate experimentalism that allowed, for example, the inclusion in the fabric of the songbook of expressly political texts and the adoption of lexicon and non-Petrarchesque images . The purpose of this contribution is to illustrate, through the analysis of the choices gradually made by the poet in the concrete act of writing and food for thought contained in his letters, Guidiccioni's contribution to the development of a new language common and shared, but released from a direct and exclusive loyalty to a single model: although still based on the lesson of Petrarch, as prescribed by Bembo, his lyric wanted to be at the same time open and enlivened by the suggestions of other and different voices, the «Good authors» to look at and to choose from following one's «judgment».
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "Other subjects" and "other words" in the poetry of Giovanni Guidiccioni
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationModello, regola ordine. Parcours normatifs dans l'Italie du Cinquecento
EditorsG. Valenti H. Miesse
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • petrarchismo


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