The Milanese Ortensio Lando, alongside Aretino, Doni, Franco and Garzoni, was one of a generation of authors, commonly known as the polygraphs, who were active in Italy during the first half of the sixteenth century. The birth of this intellectual movement was made possible by the development of the printing press, which allowed their talents to be placed at the service of publishers. Despite the great differences that separated them, and lacking any narrow specialisations among them, these authors also shared a variety of editorial tasks, led geographically unsettled lives, and adopted a critical attitude that would sometimes contribute to their marginalisation from the society of their time. Eternally dissatisfied, Ortensio Lando …
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De Capitani, Patrizia. "Ortensio Lando". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 February 2018
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