Petrarch and Cino da Pistoia: A Moment in the Pre-history of the <i>Canzoniere</i>

John Took

in Petrarch in Britain

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264133
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734649 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy 146

Petrarch and Cino da Pistoia: A Moment in the Pre-history of the Canzoniere

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This chapter examines the influence of Italian poet Cino da Pistoia on Petrarch's Canzoniere. It traces the emergence of the distinct tone of Petrarchan lyric from the dolce stil novo through the important filter of Cino da Pistoia. It suggests that the consonances between Cino da Pistoia's lyrics and Petrarch's may explain that warm homage to Cino at his death in Canzoniere 92 where Petrarch deliberately copied Cino's manner.

Keywords: Cino da Pistoia; Petrarch; Canzoniere; poetic influence; Italian poet

Chapter.  6794 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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