La secchia rapita by Alessandro Tassoni

By Alessandro Tassoni

Alessandro Tassoni nasce e vive a Modena dal 1565 al 1635. Il suo lavoro di scrittore e poeta italiano trova l. a. sua espressione più alta ne l. a. secchia rapita, un poema eroicomico in cui l'autore riprende l. a. tradizione burlesca di prendersi gioco del mondo cavalleresco. Oggi Utet pubblica l'edizione digitale di quest'opera tassoniana, il cui carattere distintivo e inedito sta nell'apparato critico che los angeles correda e l. a. impreziosisce.

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