N. 2 (2018): Epistolari dal Due al Seicento. Modelli, questioni ecdotiche, edizioni, cantieri aperti
Contributi individuali

Ai margini della crisi di un genere. Le 'Lettere' di Chiara Matraini tra il "comporre" e lo "scrivere"

In copertina: Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts, Quodlibet, 1675: olio su tela, 41 x 34,5 cm; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Colonia; pubblico dominio

Pubblicato 2018-12-22

Parole chiave

  • Chiara Matraini,
  • Petrarchismo,
  • Scrittrici del Cinquecento,
  • Lettere,
  • Rime,
  • Lucca
  • ...Più
    Meno

Abstract

The essay investigates Chiara Matraini’s letters, which appear at the beginning of two editions of her poetry (Rime) (1595; 1597). It focuses on the connection between the letters and the verse (rime) that follow and, more broadly, on the relationship between poetry and prose. The essay also examines how Matraini used her prose compositions both to demonstrate a level of literary accomplishment on a par with male writers and to shape her poetics.