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Author: Bertolucci Pizzorusso, Valeria
Title: Contributo allo studio della letteratura miracolistica
Date: 1963
Publication details: Miscellanea di Studi Ispanici 6 (1963): 5-72.
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Commentary: NOtes from Snow 1977, no. 298rn"A splendid exposition and required reading for several reasons: the thorough discussion of realism in Latin and vernacular miracle literature; the elucidation of how full of art are the purportedly simple styles of Gautier de Coincy, Berceo and Alfonso X (generous space being devoted to the latter); the sensitive discussion of the concept of originality in this genre accompanied by a fine exposition of Gregory the Great and his followers; and the cogent appraisal of Alfonso's artistic method in selected cantigas (CSM 79, 47, 4, 289, 325, 254, 317, and 279)."
Associated Poems: 4 - The Murdered Jewish Boy
47 - The Devil who Appeared in the Shape of Three Beasts
79 - Musa, the Girl Taken to Paradise
254 - The Monks who Abandoned their Monastery
279 - King Alfonso is Healed
289 - The Farmer who Reaped on the Feast of Saint Cyres
317 - The Squire who Assaulted a Girl
325 - The Christian Woman who Escaped from the Moors
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