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Born in the province of Arezzo, hence "the Aretine," Aretino wrote several comedies, tragedies, and satires. He acquired an international reputation, especially in England, being variously appraised in different periods. Thomas Nashe considered him "one of the wittiest knaves God ever made," and näytä lisää John Milton spoke of him as "that notorious ribald of Arezzo." Titian was his friend and painted his portrait. He was called the "Scourge of Princes." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Source: "Bibliothek des allgemeinen
und praktischen Wissens. Bd. 5" (1905)

Tekijän teokset

The School of Whoredom (2003) — Tekijä — 73 kappaletta
The Secret Life of Nuns (1995) 45 kappaletta
Selected Letters (1976) 35 kappaletta
Sonetos luxuriosos (1981) 31 kappaletta
Samtal (1931) 28 kappaletta
The Secret Life of Wives (1998) 28 kappaletta
Cortigiana (1996) 21 kappaletta
The Marescalco (1992) 12 kappaletta
La Talanta (1956) — Tekijä — 9 kappaletta
The letters of Pietro Aretino (1967) 6 kappaletta
Scritti scelti (1970) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Tutto il teatro 5 kappaletta
Tutte le commedie (1998) 5 kappaletta
Dubbi amorosi (2019) 4 kappaletta
Lettere. Libri I-Iii (1991) 3 kappaletta
Il manganello 3 kappaletta
Le carte parlanti 3 kappaletta
La Ruffianerie (1997) 3 kappaletta
The Works of Aretino. Volume II (1926) 3 kappaletta
Les ragionamenti, t. 1 (1977) 2 kappaletta
L'Education de la Pippa (1998) 2 kappaletta
Hetärengespräche. (1970) 2 kappaletta
Lettres de l'Arétin (1988) 2 kappaletta
Kunstbrieven (2004) 2 kappaletta
I modi (1996) 2 kappaletta
Tiziano (2008) 2 kappaletta
Tutte le opere 1 kappale
Der Zoppino 1 kappale
Pietro Aretino (2022) 1 kappale
Comedia de El Herrador (1978) 1 kappale
Les ragionamenti, t. 2 (1978) 1 kappale
Casos de amor (2010) 1 kappale
The works of Aretino (2012) 1 kappale
Pornólogos I 1 kappale
Angelica (1535) 1 kappale
Dvorska i druga posla (2010) 1 kappale
L'Orazia (1991) 1 kappale
Lettere. Libri IV-VI (1991) 1 kappale
L'Orlandino 1 kappale
Żywoty kurtyzan (1988) 1 kappale
Il primo libro delle Lettere — Tekijä — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Aretino, Pietro
Maa (karttaa varten)
Arezzo, Italy
Venice, Italy
Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Perugia, Umbria, Italy (1510-1517)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Mantua, Italy
Venice, Veneto, Italy (1527-1556)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Pietro Aretino was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics and developed modern literary pornography.



The School for Whores, by Pietro Aretino, is not long, but boy was it funny. Aretino was a satirist of 16th century Italy and this piece, which is part of a longer one, is about an aging prostitute named Nanna who imparts all the wisdom she’s collected over the years to her daughter Pippa, who is about to enter the same profession. The story, which spans an afternoon and night, is told entirely in back-and-forth dialogue between the two, almost like an unstaged play. Like The Worm Ourobouros, which I reviewed in 2018, it’s one of those books you can open at any point and find some literary candy to savor. So, I’ll open a page at random, to Nanna giving some advice on how to conduct oneself at dinner.

" … when the salad arrives, don’t rush at it like a cow at hay, but take teeny-weeny mouthfuls, and put them in your mouth without greasing so much as a finger — don’t lower your head, gobbling up the food straight off your plate, as I have seen some oafs do. Keep majestically erect, extending your hand graciously, and when you ask for a drink, do it with a nod of your head. If the decanters are on the table, help your self and don’t fill the glass to the brim — slightly over halfway will do. "

As this is a story about courtesans, sex comes into the mix as well. Not pornographic, but it is bawdy and bedroom antics are alluded to without coyness. Everyone, customers, fellow prostitutes, and moralizers on them both are skewered in good satirical fun. It reminded me, in fact, of Moliere’s School for Wives for its takes on male delusion and hypocrisy, except the hypocritical ones were being gossiped about and not proclaiming their views on stage.

With all its twists and turns of language, and allusions to the people and social graces of another time, the work demanded my full attention to read, and I had to pace myself in spite of the breeziness of the dialogue. Kudos to the translators (there were three) for bringing the piece to life in modern English. I was well entertained by their efforts.

(I found this book where I find so many others, at my local Little Free Library.)
… (lisätietoja)
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Cobalt-Jade | Aug 7, 2023 |
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HelioKonishi | Jul 10, 2021 |
Temido y adulado, favorito de papas y emperadores, desprejuiciado hasta el cinismo, Pietro Bacci, llamado el Aretino, llenó con su genio chispeante el tardío Renacimiento romano. En sus "Diálogos amenos" (1536) describe, con desbordado caudal de gracejo y crudeza, las licenciosas costumbres de clérigos y monjas, damas y señores, siervos y rameras. Su libertad verbal, pocas veces igualada, hizo de él un maestro de maledicencia: entusiasmó al vulgo por la risueña desenvoltura con que maltrataba a reyes y aristócratas, y a éstos --cuando no eran los afectados-- por el descrédito de sus enemigos. Así, "divino" para unos e "infame" para otros, este secretario del mundo reflejó en su vida y en su obra el licencioso hedonismo de una época tan refinada y sutil como brutal y corrompida.… (lisätietoja)
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Eucalafio | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 10, 2020 |
Indeholder "Pietro Aretino - nogle biografiske oplysninger", "Forord", "Vejledning", "Første sonet", "Anden sonet", "Tredje sonet", "Fjerde sonet", "Femte sonet", "Sjette sonet", "Syvende sonet", "Ottende sonet", "Niende sonet", "Tiende sonet", "Ellevte sonet", "Tolvte sonet", "Trettende sonet", "Fjortende sonet", "Femtende sonet", "Sekstende sonet", "Maddalena og Giulia taler om kærlighedens forskellige udtryksformer", " Dialog om forskellige slags kærlighed".

Nogle små tekster om sex. Ikke ret ophidsende i vore dage.… (lisätietoja)
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bnielsen | Feb 1, 2019 |



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