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Wyatt, Alamanni, and Literary Imitation

Donald L Guss

Abstract


Inspired by the Library's copy of 'Opere toscane di Luigi Alamanni, ad Rey Francesco Primo" (published in 1532, probably by Filippo di Giunta in Florence), Guss writes about the Renaissance idea of literary imitation as manifest in the poem of Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542) , "Myne owne John Poynz," which is is an almost literal translation of the tenth satire of Luigi Alamanni (1495-1556), "O vi dirô poi che d'udir vi cale."

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