Gasparo Gozzi

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Gozzi, Gasparo


Born Dec. 4, 1713. in Venice; died Dec. 26, 1786, in Padua. Italian poet, critic, and journalist.

Gozzi defended the theatrical reform of C. Goldoni and argued against his own brother, the playwright C. Gozzi. One of the pioneers in Italian journalism. Gozzi published the Gazetta Veneta (1760–62; reprinted in Florence in 1915), where he wrote the entire satirical chronicle himself, and also the Osservatore (1761; reprinted in 1897 in Florence). Goz-zi’s letters eloquently represent the Venetian mores of his time (Family Letters, 1755; new edition, 1808). He is the author of satires in verse (Sermons), parodies (the collection Pleasant Poems by a Contemporary Author, 1751), and a polemical essay in defense of Dante (The Judgment of Ancient Poets on the Present-day Criticism of Dante, 1758). Gozzi’s short stories influenced romantic German prose.


Scritti scelti. Turin, 1960.


Reizov, B. G. Ital’ianskaia literatura XVIII veka. Leningrad, 1966.


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Si aggiungono poi la famosa trilogia persiana di Goldoni (un'opera ciascuna per gli anni 1753, 1755 e 1756), di Gasparo Gozzi dramma in versi Marco Polo (1755), e la coppia di Pietro Chiari di commedie cinesi, La schiava cinese (1753) e Le sorelle cinesi (1754).
It is more probable that the Goldonian comedy--as in more general the philo-Masonic tendency, which from the Nuovo dizionario to Goldoni, from Griselini to Gasparo Gozzi (24) earmarked the principal strand of the Venetian culture in the middle decades of the eighteenth century--might have found fertile soil in the Serenisima's politics, which were often at loggerheads with that of Rome; and that the playwright's close ties with certain patricians of a more or less enlightened orientation, but which however recognized themselves in a politics of jurisdictional inspiration, might have played a determinant role in the genesis of the Donne curiose.
Much of this criticism, however, occurred after her marriage to Gasparo Gozzi (1738), when financial constraints forced her to work even more intensely, in the hopes of remuneration for her written production.
Gasparo Gozzi: Il lavoro di un intellettuale nel Settecento.
"Gasparo Gozzi." La riforma del teatro nel Settecento, e altri scritti.
"Contributo agli studi su Gasparo Gozzi: Gli inediti `Frammenti di memorie' di Francesco Gozzi." Giornale storico della letteratura italiana 145 (1968): 369-402.