For decades the history of literary criticism has relegated Anton Francesco Doni to the role of representative of the so-calledpoligrafi
, 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 This view has recently been superseded by studies which highlight Doni’s connection with the world of Venetian publishers (specifically, his relations with Gabriele Giolito de’ Ferrari and Francesco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 investigated.
Doni on many occasions claimed noble dynastic descent, but in fact he was born to
Citation: Rizzarelli, Giovanna. "Anton Francesco Doni". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 July 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12696, accessed 27 February 2024.]