In the wide bibliography on Bandello’s Novelle (the first Three Parts published in 1554, the Fourth, posthumous, in 1573), studies on comico are just a minority and exclusively concern the beffa in literary relationship with the novella tradition from Boccaccio to the Cinquecento. His novellas di motto – not many, not amongst his best, and most of all not modelled on the Decameron – represent, instead, a narrative type disappeared since about a century from the collections of novellas and by now integrated into the specific collections of facetiae. Most of these are rewritings of literary witticisms, often told within the frame of a conversazione cortigiana, similar to the one in the dedicatory epistle. The epistle allows Bandello to provide a theoretical justification for telling a piacevole motto or a series of piacevoli motti, in accordance with the great modern models de ridiculis (Pontano and Castiglione); however, both the epistles and the tales reveal how deeply the rhetoric and ethics of facetudo have changed.

“Risibilia” bandelliani: le novelle di motto

CORTINI, MARIA ANTONIETTA IN SANNA
2014

Abstract

In the wide bibliography on Bandello’s Novelle (the first Three Parts published in 1554, the Fourth, posthumous, in 1573), studies on comico are just a minority and exclusively concern the beffa in literary relationship with the novella tradition from Boccaccio to the Cinquecento. His novellas di motto – not many, not amongst his best, and most of all not modelled on the Decameron – represent, instead, a narrative type disappeared since about a century from the collections of novellas and by now integrated into the specific collections of facetiae. Most of these are rewritings of literary witticisms, often told within the frame of a conversazione cortigiana, similar to the one in the dedicatory epistle. The epistle allows Bandello to provide a theoretical justification for telling a piacevole motto or a series of piacevoli motti, in accordance with the great modern models de ridiculis (Pontano and Castiglione); however, both the epistles and the tales reveal how deeply the rhetoric and ethics of facetudo have changed.
Bandello, Tales, Facetiae, Pontano, Castiglione
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