Cino da Pistoia (1978 words)

  • Catherine Keen (University College London)

Both in law and in poetry, Cino’s reputation has been overshadowed by the astonishing virtuosity of close associates: in law, his pupil Bartolus of Sassoferrato; in literature, his contemporary Dante Alighieri and successor Francesco Petrarca. In literary criticism, however, there is increasingly firm recognition of the quality and originality of Cino’s lyric achievement, and of the genuinely reciprocal patterns of influence between Cino and his more famous contemporaries. His verse is noted especially for its balanced phrasing, musicality, and an expressivity that combines stylistic “sweetness” with a melancholic and introspective amorous psychology. He was the longest lived and most prolific member of the circle of dolce …

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Keen, Catherine. "Cino da Pistoia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2011
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