This article aims at describing the literary career of Cesare Della Porta, starting from a curious episode happened in 1576, when the young author was arrested for writing some anonymous poems (‘‘pasquinate’’) against the Jews. In 1578 Della Porta translated into vernacular the first canto of Jacopo Sannazaro’s De partu Virginis, while in 1580 he looked after an edition, probably the princeps, of Torquato Tasso’s Aminta. Four years later, the writer published a collection of poems about the Rosary (Stanze sopra i quindeci misteri del santissimo Rosario, reprinted in 1595) and a long hagiographic poem concerning the life of Saint Omobono, patron of Cremona (Vita, morte, e miracoli di santo Huomobono, dedicated to the bishop Nicolo` Sfondrati). His last and best known work was the tragedy Delfa, printed in 1587 but written twelve years earlier.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] From Pasquino to playwright. The literary parable of Cesare Della Porta.|
|Numero di pagine||21|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
- Cesare Della Porta
- Torquato Tasso