Dialogues (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Pietro Aretino; Raymond Rosenthal
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Series: Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) was one of the most important figures in Italian Renaissance literature, and certainly the most controversial. Condemned by some as a pornographer, his infamy was due largely to the sexual explicitness and the vulgar language that characterized much of his work." "The Dialogues begins with a conversation between two frank, experienced, and sharp-tongued women on the topic of women's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aretino, Pietro, 1492-1556.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2006276701
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pietro Aretino; Raymond Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781442670969 1442670967
OCLC Number: 431555930
Notes: Translation of: Ragionamenti.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 397 pages).
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""INTRODUCTION: 'A whore's vices are really virtues': The Erotics of Satire in Pietro Aretino's Ragionamenti""; ""PART ONE: PIETRO ARETINO TO HIS DARLING MONKEY""; ""1. This begins the first day of conversation in which Nanna, beneath a fig tree in Rome, tells Antonia the life of the nuns, composed by the Divine Aretino for his amusement and to set forth correctly the three conditions of women.""; ""2. The second day of Aretino's capricious conversations, in which Nanna tells Antonia about the life of the wives."" ""3. The last day of Aretino's capricious conversations, in which Nanna tells Antonia about the life of the whores.""""PART TWO: TO THE GENTLE AND HONORED MESSER BERNARDO VALDURA, ROYAL EXAMPLE OF COURTESY, PlETRO ARETINO""; ""1. The first day of Messer Pietro Aretino's conversation, in which Nanna teaches her daughter Pippa the art of being a whore.""; ""2. The second day of the dialogue of Messer Pietro Aretino, in which Nanna tells Pippa all the vicious betrayals that men wreak on women."" ""3. The third and last day of Messer Pietro Aretino's dialogue, in which the midwife explains to the wetnurse, with Nanna and Pippa listening, how to be a procuress.""""AFTERWORD""; ""SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""CHRONOLOGY""
Series Title: Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library series.
Other Titles: Ragionamenti.
Responsibility: Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal.
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Dialogues the first erotic book in the Christian world to be written in the common vernacular, it was but one of the few to describe the obscenity of commercial love, and is thus a cornerstone of  Read more...


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