The Hermaphrodite

The Hermaphrodite Antonio Beccadelli known as Panormita from his native town of Palermo was appointed court poet to Duke Filippo Maria Visconti crowned poet laureate by Emperor Sigismund and

  • Title: The Hermaphrodite
  • Author: Antonio Beccadelli Holt Parker
  • ISBN: 9780674047570
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Antonio Beccadelli 1394 1471 , known as Panormita from his native town of Palermo, was appointed court poet to Duke Filippo Maria Visconti 1429 , crowned poet laureate by Emperor Sigismund 1432 , and ended his days as panegyrist to King Alfonso V of Aragon and Naples, where he founded the first of the Renaissance Academies The Hermaphrodite, his first work 1425 26 , dAntonio Beccadelli 1394 1471 , known as Panormita from his native town of Palermo, was appointed court poet to Duke Filippo Maria Visconti 1429 , crowned poet laureate by Emperor Sigismund 1432 , and ended his days as panegyrist to King Alfonso V of Aragon and Naples, where he founded the first of the Renaissance Academies The Hermaphrodite, his first work 1425 26 , dedicated to Cosimo de Medici, won him praise and condemnation Beccadelli was a pioneer in revitalizing the Latin epigram for its powers of abuse and louche eroticism Its open celebration of vice, particularly sodomy, earned it public burnings, threats of excommunication, banishment to the closed sections of libraries, and a devoted following Likened to a precious jewel in a dunghill, The Hermaphrodite combined the comic realism of Italian popular verse with the language of Martial to explore the underside of the early Renaissance.

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    1. It's hard for me to find the right way to respond to this. If I were a real critic, I'd lets some time pass, then read the book again, take lots of notes, and put in a lot of deep thought to sort out the right perspective to take. But since I'm not a real critic, impressions will have to do.The book is a collection of very-short to medium-length, extremely crude and usually vulgar poems. There is a little bit of praise expressed within, and heaps of ridicule and condemnation.Though perhaps in a [...]

    2. Overall, I enjoyed reading this collection, but I have to say that the poems are generally more simple in crudity rather than being clever or punny. A lot of poems that lose relevance by being very situational, referring to smaller events or contemporaries who did not gain historical importance or were mediocre writers.

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