A proposito dell’eredità classica e neolatina nella poesia di Jan Kochanowski. Riflessioni su un nuovo recente studio
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The purpose of my article is to discuss the new book on Jan Kochanowski by Jörg Schulte. The german scholar shows a wide-ranging erudition, discussing the sources of the polish poet, sometimes proposing really interesting texts, not registered by the critics yet.
What is more problematic to accept, and what I discuss more deeply, is the presence, in Kochanowski’s works, of italian authors, especially Petrarca, or, sometimes, the direct relation among neo-latin poets and Kochanowski (I’m thinking about Erasm), without considering the more evident presence of texts from the ancient latin literature.