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Isotta Nogarola

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226590073

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.001.0001

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Danmiano (1438–41)

Danmiano (1438–41)

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(p.83) IV Danmiano (1438–41)
Source:
Complete Writings
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.003.0007

From 1434 to 1439, the literary career of Isotta Nogarola—an Italian-born French author—is documented by frequent letters, written by her and by correspondents, which attest to her growing fame in the humanist circles centered on Venice and Verona. A transitional series of letters dates from 1438 through 1441, all exchanged between Nogarola and her elder compatriot Damiano dal Borgo, a member of an important Veronese patrician family, yet inferior in status to the Nogarolas. The Nogarola–dal Borgo correspondence has features that distinguish it from the polite and formal letters. Although the two exchange descriptions of their literary labors and encouragements to study, these are not the main object of their correspondence. Dal Borgo conveys information in his letters about Verona and about persons known to both, and Nogarola reveals her state of mind.

Keywords:   Verona, Venice, Damiano dal Borgo, letters

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