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Le maccheronee Zanitonella - Baldus - Moscheide - Epigrammata   By: (1491-1544)

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Teofilo Folengo's "Le maccheronee Zanitonella - Baldus - Moscheide - Epigrammata" is a satirical and humorous masterpiece that showcases the author's wit and creativity. The book is written in a unique form of mock-Latin, blending Italian and Latin in a way that adds to the humor and absurdity of the text.

Folengo's characters are exaggerated and larger than life, making them both entertaining and memorable. The author's wordplay and clever use of language create a rich tapestry of comical scenarios and situations that leave the reader laughing out loud.

Despite the irreverent and lighthearted tone of the book, Folengo also manages to subtly critique the society and values of his time. The book is a satirical commentary on human nature, poking fun at various aspects of culture, religion, and politics.

Overall, "Le maccheronee Zanitonella - Baldus - Moscheide - Epigrammata" is a delightful and entertaining read that will appeal to fans of satire and humor. Folengo's inventiveness and comedic talent shine through in this work, making it a must-read for anyone looking for a good laugh.

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SCRITTORI D'ITALIA

M. COCAI

LE MACCHERONEE

MERLIN COCAI (TEOFILO FOLENGO)

LE MACCHERONEE

A CURA DI ALESSANDRO LUZIO

BARI GIUS. LATERZA & FIGLI TIPOGRAFI EDITORI LIBRAI

1911

PROPRIETÀ LETTERARIA FEBBRAIO MCMXI 46520

I

ZANITONELLA

SIVE INNAMORAMENTUM ZANINAE ET TONELLI

TONELLUS

Forte caleffabit gens me citadina vilanum, quod sic Zanninae brusor amore meae, quod ve, bovum stallas usus nettare boazzis, sforzor amorosas fora butare doias. 5 Heu semel in pania cuncti veschiamur amoris: qui non puttus amat, credite, vecchius amat. Nec minus urbanis mattescunt gentibus illi, qui menant pastos ad beverare boves, qui mungunt vaccas, pegoras qui forbice tosant, 10 qui pascunt asinos gramine, fronde capras, quique sciunt magros ad giandas ducere porcos, quique sciunt buschis grana cavare tridis. Nemo super terram panem mangiare videtur, cui non puntigera panza foretur acu. 15 Sit contadinus quisquam, sit natus in urbe, trat semel in trapolam quemque Cupido suam. Ille veretones tirat huc, tirat improbus illuc, qui volat ut smerlus, caecus et absque braga... Continue reading book >>




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