Anton Francesco Doni

(1907 words)
  • Giovanna Rizzarelli

For decades the history of literary criticism has relegated Anton Francesco Doni to the role of representative of the so-called poligrafi, a group of Italian intellectuals of the second half of the sixteenth century who devoted themselves to different literary genres and who were primarily engaged with the field of printing art that in those years was taking its first steps. This view has recently been superseded by studies which highlight Doni’s connection with the world of Venetian publishers (specifically, his relations with Gabriele Giolito de’ Ferrari and Francesco Marcolini), as well as the distinctive features of his oeuvre, the peculiarities of which have so far been only partially …

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Rizzarelli, Giovanna. "Anton Francesco Doni". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 July 2010
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