“The sexiest and most enjoyable book of the year.” -Dean Kuipers, LA Times ” Because it is such unabashed fun, it makes a sharp commentary on current writing. La Cazzaria, a Sienese dialogue written sometime between and ,is a dirty little book. As indicated by the English translation of its Italian title, this is a. Get the La Cazzaria at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings. Download or ship for free. Free returns.

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Preview — La Cazzaria by Antonio Vignali. Louis-Jean Levasseur rated it really liked it Nov 07, Weiti marked it as to-read May 16, The dialogue opens after Sodo, the younger interlocutor and another Academy member, has embarrassed himself by revealing his sexual ignorance in an earlier conversation. La Cazzariaa Sienese dialogue written sometime between and ,is a dirty little book.

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Contact Contact Us Help. La cazzaria is an explicit 16th century Italian dialogue, now available in what is apparently the first serious English translation. Item s unavailable for purchase. Vignali’s dialogue may bear some generic relation to poems such as Thomas Nashe’s “The Choise of Valentines” and Lorenzo Venier’s “La Puttana errante,” but La Cazzaria weaves a uniquely dense web of religious, erotic, national, political, poetic, and philosophical concerns though its shockingly obscene discussion of sex.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. Jessica Cara marked it as to-read Oct 30, The book is remarkable for its frank discussions of sexuality and explicit homoeroticism-especially when compared to other writings of the period-and for its sophisticated treatment of sexual and political power.

La cazzaria: The Book of the Prick – Antonio Vignali

Javan Levey rated it it was ok Jul 28, To rate and review, sign in. Fateh rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Erotic Writing in Early Modern England Cambridge UP, and editor and translator of Vignali’s text, writes of his initial encounter with the dialogue: Skip to main content.

We appreciate your feedback. Knowledge, Sex, and Power in Renaissance Italy. Maximilien Norton marked it as to-read Dec 07, Among the odd digressions is also one on ‘Why No One Today Has Profound Knowledge’, complaining about the lack of scholarship and interest in learning of the time — some of which is more interesting than the sexual ramblings.

Moulton’s outline of the text is also in- depth and comprehensive without being tedious—a welcome preparation for a dialogue that wanders, with little transition, in unforeseen directions. Your review will post soon.


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What Arsiccio does offer, however, is nothing so Platonic as an education in truth. Library Journal Intellectual discourses were a popular means of scholarly writing during the Renaissance. From Here to Eternity.

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