Sordello


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Sordello

(sōrdĕl`lō), c.1180–1269?, Italian troubadour. A life of brawling and intrigue took him to Provence, where he served at court. Like other Italian troubadours before him, he wrote in Provençal (see Italian literatureItalian literature,
writings in the Italian language, as distinct from earlier works in Latin and French. The Thirteenth Century

The first Italian vernacular literature began to take shape in the 13th cent.
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). His best-known poem, Serventese (1237), is a bitter lament on the death of his patron. Dante gave Sordello a patriot's status in Purgatorio, VI, 73. Robert Browning used him as the subject of a long poem, Sordello (1840).
References in classic literature ?
In the Preface to the later edition of Sordello, Mr.
Browning's Political Skepticism: Sordello and the Plays.
Karlin characterizes the concerns of Sordello as "selfconsciously and aggressively republican," and notes the moment at which the poet dramatizes himself in the poem as signalling a "rejection of poetic kingship" and a movement toward more democratic impulses (37).
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Se nell'Inferno il poeta riesce a esprimere attraverso personaggi esemplari--da Francesca da Rimini a Farinata degli Uberti, da Brunetto Latini a Ulisse e ad altri ancora--una poesia universale sempre legata ai valori dell'uomo, cioe ai sentimenti, alle passioni, all'intelligenza, alla sapienza e all'amore di conoscenza dell'uomo, nel Purgatorio egli tende a investire quasi tutti i livelli di stile, da quello alto a quello basso: in particolare da evidenziare i tratti colloquiali e confidenziali in molti dialoghi (con Casella, con Belacqua, con Nino Visconti, con Forese), i tratti di stile cortese-cavalleresco (gli incontri con Sordello, Corrado Malaspina, Guido del Duca, Marco Lombardo) e, inoltre, gli innesti di citazioni bibliche, a cominciare dai salmi, o di inni liturgici.
On Friday, May 24th, more than 300 Vespa riders from all over Europe and America will start their engines in piazza Sordello in Mantua.
Equally striking are the similarities in the often quirky examples: Gavin Douglas, Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses, a Mark Alexander Boyd sonnet, Rochester's "A Letter from Artemisia," Walter Savage Landor's "Epithalamium," and perhaps less idiosyncratically, selections from Chaucer, Hudibras, the Dunciad, and Sordello.
It is significant that the souls trapped in Hell are immobilized and blinded in their sunless world, and that among all the figures of Purgatory, the poet Sordello, in Purgatorio VI to IX, has the kind of freedom to wander that we find in classical tradition among the souls of Elysium.
It was also a term applied to Robert Browning's works, particularly Sordello (another poem Swinburne worshipped as a young man) and Paracelsus.
Browning had studied the history of this family as preparation for his long poem Sordello (1840).
Carlyle famously reported that his wife, Jane, wished to know whether Sordello was a man, a city or a book.