Guittone d'Arezzo (2091 words)

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Guittone d’Arezzo is perhaps best known for the polemical way in which his poetry was regarded by poets of the school that immediately followed him, including Guido Guinizzelli, Guido Cavalcanti, and Dante. In fact, Guittone represents a vital step in the evolution of the Italian lyric as it migrated north from its Sicilian origins and came to Tuscan communes in the later part of the thirteenth century. His expansion of the vernacular lyric to treat matters of ethical and political importance is quite notable, and his extensive poetic and epistolary output that was preserved in lyric anthologies speaks to a wide readership that belies the harsh criticism of later poets.

Guittone was born around 1235 in a village close to the …

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Kumar, Akash. "Guittone d'Arezzo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 January 2014
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