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).
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Mas aun, ella habia escrito el prologo que antecede la novela autobiografica de Nin Frias, Sordello Andrea, pieza muy admirada por Mistral.
I list these alternatives not because they are exhaustive (one could imagine several more, according to socio-historical circumstance), but because at different moments Sordello enacts each of them.
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.
La aparicion de Sordello provoca una diatriba del peregrino-narrador de la Comedia sobre la situacion politica de la Italia de su tiempo.
Pound had discussed the thirteenth-century poet Sordello (as well as the Victorian poet Robert Browning's poem about Sordello) earlier in the 1917 cantos, and by handing that act of cultural recovery over to Fred Vance, Pound does two things.
Eliot's syllabus includes Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Dramatis Personae, Men and Women, Sordello, and The Ring and the Book.
Again, it is the lover's contemplation of her fine physical form at the very first sight that foments passion in the troubadour 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.
In Purgatory VI, line 75 and line 83, on the other hand, Dante uses the same phrase, l'un l'altro--each other--the first time to describe the reciprocity of the affection between Virgil and Sordello, and the second time, by contrast, to denounce the reciprocity of violence within the Italian cities.
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.