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The Resource Dialogues, Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal

Dialogues, Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal

Label
Dialogues
Title
Dialogues
Statement of responsibility
Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 occupational choices in Renaissance Italy: namely those of wife, whore, and nun. Their discussion expands into a rollicking account of the advantages, perils, and pleasures each profession offers." "Not only was this the first erotic book in the Christian world to be written in everyday language, it was one of the few to describe the earthier aspects of love and sex, and is thus a cornerstone of both Italian literature and Counter-Renaissance vigour. This edition features Raymond Rosenthal's acclaimed 1971 English translation and original preface as well as a new introduction by Margaret Rosethal. Also included is Alberto Moravia's review of the 1971 edition that appeared in the New York Times Book Review."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
JG0
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1492-1556
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aretino, Pietro
Dewey number
853
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4563
LC item number
.D5313 2006eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosenthal, Raymond
Series statement
Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Women
Label
Dialogues, Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Ragionamenti
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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""
Control code
431555930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 397 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670969
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56x3f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)431555930
Label
Dialogues, Pietro Aretino ; translated by Raymond Rosenthal ; preface by Alberto Moravia ; introduction by Margaret F. Rosenthal
Publication
Note
Translation of: Ragionamenti
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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""
Control code
431555930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 397 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670969
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56x3f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)431555930

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