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Gozzi, Carlo (1720–1806)

in The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Second edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199689828
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191769504
Gozzi, Carlo (1720–1806)

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who reworked a number of old fairy tales for the theatre. Like his brother Gasparo, a distinguished journalist and writer of Aesopic fables, Carlo Gozzi was a leading figure in the literary circles of 18th-century Venice. Culturally conservative, he opposed Enlightenment innovation, especially when it radically changed the nature of the theatre. He held to the tradition of the ...

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Subjects: Mythology and Folklore

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