Lorenzo Giglio

The ‘Vita nuova’ according to Boccaccio with reference to a recent book

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Starting from the results of Laura Banella’s studies, exposed in her book La ‘Vita nuova’ del Boccaccio: fortuna e tradizione, the note discusses some critical aspects of Boccaccio’s edition of Vita Nuova, with reference both to a particular interpretation of Dante’s libellus that Banella imputes to the poet of Certaldo (inferred from the external aspect of his two transcriptions of Vita Nuova, To and K2), and to the reception of this operation by a variegated public and over a span of about two centuries. Banella investigates the codicological features of all the copies derived from To, and the historical context of their collection.

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