In a letter of 1426 to Antonio Panormita, Poggio Bracciolini comments the reading of the Hermaphroditus appreciating the «iucunditatem carminis, iocos et sales» contained in it, and praising his friends for having treated so improper themes in such an elegant and dignified manner; and he adds: «ita multa exprimi turpiuscula, ut non enarrari sed agi videantur, neque ficta a te iocandi causa, ut exstimo, sed acta extimari possint». Moving from this observation about the relation between diegesis and mimesis in Pnormita's writing, the essay proposes to underline the theatrical means through which Poggio makes his own Liber facetiarum. The research for theatricality influences both on the general architecture of the book, that develops in a scenic direction Cicero's model of language, and on the revision of the narrative material inside the single works of the collection, where the word tends to be translated into image and gesture.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Rivista||RIVISTA DI LETTERATURA ITALIANA|
|Volume||2014, n. 2|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|