The contribution brought by the Accademia degli Infiammati in Padua to the evolution of mid-sixteenth century Petrarchism is revealed through an investigation of the program of academic lectures on Tuscan poetry, which are the first evidence of research on the language of literary criticism. From the canon of texts, in particular those proposed by Varchi, a preference emerges for poetic writing in which a lofty style and a conceptual density matches the technical difficulty and marked stylistic solutions in terms of form. This is the case of the XXIX Petrarchan lyric, the subject of a Varchian reading which has been preserved until now as a signed manuscript, presented here with a commentary. Varchi’s painstaking analysis, conducted through a meticulous comparison with previous interpreters, also provides a contribution to the history of Petrarchan exegesis in the sixteenth century.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The lesson on 'Green cloths, sanguine, dark or lost' (RVF. XXIX) by Benedetto Varchi Academician Inflamed|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- Accademia degli Infiammati
- Benedetto Varchi
- Francesco Petrarca