Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio – A Study of Their Times and Works – (Storia Letteraria del Trecento) – Translated with a Foreword by Vincenzo Traversa
Chapter Six: The Literature of the Minor Writers
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The Literature of the Minor Writers
The problem of a deep crisis and radical transformation of culture, customs and institutions whose main phases are noticeable in the superior art of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, may be seen also, at a much lower level, but endured rather than dominated, in the pleiad of minor and lowest poets through whom are expressed in an immediate, almost documentary form, contrasting sentiments as well as the various ambitions and simpler tastes of the century.
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