Baldo Volume Books I XII Teofilo Folengo was born in Mantua and joined the Benedictine order but became a runaway monk and a satirist of monasticism In he published under the pseudonym Merlin Cocaio the firs

  • Title: Baldo, Volume 1: Books I-XII
  • Author: Teofilo Folengo
  • ISBN: 9780674025219
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Teofilo Folengo 1491 1544 was born in Mantua and joined the Benedictine order, but became a runaway monk and a satirist of monasticism In 1517 he published, under the pseudonym Merlin Cocaio, the first version of his macaronic narrative poem Baldo, later enlarged and elaborated It blended Latin with various Italian dialects in hexameter verse, inventing a deliberatelyTeofilo Folengo 1491 1544 was born in Mantua and joined the Benedictine order, but became a runaway monk and a satirist of monasticism In 1517 he published, under the pseudonym Merlin Cocaio, the first version of his macaronic narrative poem Baldo, later enlarged and elaborated It blended Latin with various Italian dialects in hexameter verse, inventing a deliberately droll language whose humor depends on the mixture of high and low tonalities An important example of the mock heroic epic, the work was a model for Rabelais and was frequently reprinted.Baldo, the hero of these picaresque adventures, is a descendant of French royalty who starts out as something of a juvenile delinquent The poem narrates episodes which include imprisonment battles with local authorities, pirates, shepherds, witches, and demons and a journey to the underworld Throughout Baldo is accompanied by various companions, among them a giant, a centaur, a magician, and his best friend Cingar, a wickedly inventive trickster practicus ad beffas This edition provides the first English translation of this hilarious send up of ancient epic and Renaissance chivalric romance.

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    One Reply to “Baldo, Volume 1: Books I-XII”

    1. Baldo is a sprawling, comic epic written by a 16th-century monk. Had Baldo been written in Latin or Italian, it would be known today as a great Renaissance epic--but because it was written in macaronic Latin, a hybrid of Latin and Italian, it is almost unknown except by scholars. However, it was so popular in its time (1520-1540) that four editions were printed. No English translation was available until 2007The book covers the exploits of Baldo, a mock-heroic figure and son of royalty who trave [...]

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