The Metabolism of Desire: The Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti (Mingling Voices) by Guido Cavalcanti
English | July 17, 2012 | ISBN: 1926836847 | 149 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the ""sweet new style"" that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante's poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice, Cavalcanti's poetry had more the tang of real-world experience: he struggled against unruly passions and sought instead to overcome love - a source of torment and despair.