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  Alessandro Manzoni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (March 7, 1785–May 22, 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist.
Alessandro was a slow developer, and at the various colleges he attended, he was considered a dunce.
Manzoni's marriage in 1808 to Henriette Blondel, daughter of a Genevese banker, proved a most happy one, and he led for many years a retired domestic life, divided between literature and the picturesque husbandry of Lombardy.
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 Alessandro Manzoni: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Alessandro Manzoni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (March 7, 1785 - May 22, 1873), Italian poet and novelist, was born at Milan.
Don Pietro, his father, then about fifty, represented an old family settled near Lecco, but originally feudal lords of Barzio, in the Valsassina, where the memory of their violence is still perpetuated in a local proverb, comparing it to that of the mountain torrent.
Manzoni's intellect was slow in maturing, and at the various colleges where his school days were passed he ranked among the dunces.
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 Alessandro Manzoni - Wikipedia
In seguito alla separazione dei genitori (la madre dal 1792 convive con il colto e ricchissimo Carlo Imbonati, prima in Inghilterra, poi in Francia), Alessandro Manzoni dal 1790 al 1803 viene educato in collegi di religiosi, prima presso i padri Somaschi, poi presso i Barnabiti.
Alessandro si imbeve della cultura francese classicheggiante in arte, scettica e sensista in filosofia (i sensi sono alla base della conoscenza; l'illuminismo è la critica razionale della realtà; lotta al pregiudizio e alla tradizione derivata dall'autorità; i problemi religiosi non si basano sull'esperienza, ma sulla superstizione) ed assiste all'evoluzione del razionalismo verso posizioni romantiche.
In seguito Manzoni, laboriosamente, rielaborò I promessi sposi facendo uso dell'italiano nella forma toscana, e nel 1840 pubblicò questa riscrittura, assieme all'opera La storia della colonna infame, che riprende e sviluppa il tema degli untori e della peste, che già tanta parte aveva avuto nel romanzo precedente.
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 Introductory Note. Manzoni, Alessandro. 1909-14. I Promessi Sposi. The Harvard Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Manzoni was a warm sympathizer with the aspirations of his country toward political independence, but he took no very active part in public agitation.
At the end of Chapter xxxii of “I Promessi Sposi,” Manzoni refers to the affair of the anointers of Milan, men who were suspected of smearing the walls of the houses with poison intended to spread the pestilence; but he relegates to another place a full account of the incident.
For even the laws of torture prohibited the methods by which these men were made to inculpate themselves, and the illegality and monstrosity of the whole proceeding were attributable to a court eager for a conviction at all costs to gratify the thirst for blood of a maddened and ignorant populace.
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 Antenati: Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro studiò nei collegi dei padri somaschi, a Merate [Brianza] fino al 1796 e poi (fino al 1798) a Lugano dove ebbe saltuarie lezioni da F. Soave, l'unico insegnante di cui conservò un grato ricordo.
Mentre Manzoni procede a una revisione delle sue idee religiose: dall'agnosticismo, a una forma di deismo volteriano, poi con un interesse sempre maggiore per i temi teisti.
Manzoni consta- tava l'inesistenza di una vera lingua italiana, riconosceva a tutti i dialetti la dignità di lingue.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alessandro Manzoni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An ardent patriot, Manzoni was in the fullest sympathy with the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy.
Manzoni's earliest poem "Il Trionfo della Libertˆ" (1801), an allegorical vision in the Petrarchian manner of liberty triumphing over tyranny and superstition, is markedly influenced by Vincenzo Monti, whom he claims as his master and hails as the greatest poet of the age.
Among Manzoni's minor prose works are the "Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica" (1819), a defence of Catholicism against the attacks of Sismondi; the "Storia della Colonna infame" (1840), an historical appendix to his romance; the dialogue "Dell' Invenzione" (1845); and an essay on the unity of the Italian language (1868).
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Alessandro Manzoni nasce a Milano nel 1785 da Pietro e Giulia Beccaria.
Lo stesso anno della sua conversione Manzoni torna a vivere a Milano, dove resterà poi fino alla morte, ad eccezione di alcuni mesi trascorsi a Parigi, tra il 1819 e il 1820, e di qualche breve viaggio a Firenze, nel 1827 e nel 1856.
Su questa base teorica Manzoni discute il problema dell'unità linguistica italiana: essa, vista la diversificazione notevole della lingua parlata nelle varie regioni, non può essere raggiunta che attraverso l'uniformarsi delle singole parlate a quella di maggior prestigio, cioè alla fiorentina.
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 Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Manzoni, however, does not confuse history by fictionalising it; rather, he weaves documented accounts of historical fact into the course of his novel.
According to one source cited by Manzoni, the population of the city was reduced from 250,000 to 64,000 by about one year of the plague.
Manzoni once wrote, "Religion is so beautiful, that almost necessarily it decorates the works where it is introduced, however weakly; its grandeur, wisdom, sweetness and usefulness have, I should say, a literary attraction." Having read his masterpiece, I can say that his work shows the truth of his words.
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Manzoni rimasto a vivere con il padre ricevete un’educazione in collegi dei preti, di cui non vorrà più sentir parlare fino in età adulta.
Manzoni ama la verità e pensa che il primo compito di un uomo di pensiero sia giungere a scoprire la verità, non di certo attraverso i miti (favole che a volte contengono falsità e bugie) ma con vicende storiche.
Manzoni si trasforma in Metafisico (colui che studia le cause sovrannaturali dei fenomeni) che Voltaire definiva Cosmoscemologia (Pangloss).
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 The Betrothed : I Promessi Sposi (Penguin Classics) by Alessandro Manzoni - 014044274X : PDXBooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan to a noble family in 1785; although he was also a poet, he remains best known for The Betrothed.
Manzoni magnificently blends together a score of memorable characters with a string of vividly rendered historical events to provide an epic story of frustrated lovers in Italy during the Thirty Years Wars in the early 17th century when the state of Milan was occupied by the Spanish Habsburgs.
Nearly as powerful is Manzoni's masterful depiction of the bread riots in Milan or the way he describes the progress of the German army in its passage through the region on its way to Mantua.
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 Italian Lakes - Alessandro Manzoni And Antonio Stoppani
Manzoni was born in Milan, of a family long settled near Lecco, and there, also, he placed the scene of his famous romance.
Manzoni used his historic material cleverly in this simple story, so as to make it appeal at once to the individual and to the nation.
At school Manzoni was reckoned among the unpromising scholars, until, at the age of fifteen, he broke forth into poetry with some sonnets of great promise.
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 Alessandro Manzoni - Manzoni, Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio
Alessandro Manzoni - Manzoni, Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio
Manzoni, Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio (1785-1873), Italian novelist, poet, and playwright, born in Milan.
Manzoni is best known for I promessi sposi (1825-1827, The Betrothed, 1834), a Romantic historical novel of life in Milan under Spanish rule in the 17th century.
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Alessandro Manzoni nacque a Milano nel 1785, dal conte Pietro, un uomo di mediocre cultura, ricco possidente del contado di Lecco e da Giulia Beccaria, figlia del giurista Cesare Beccaria.
Manzoni nacque a Milano il 7 marzo 1785, ufficialmente dal conte...
Manzoni fa finta che i Promessi Sposi raccontino una vicenda vera, raccontata da un anonimo e da lui tradotta in una...
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 Alessandro Manzoni -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (March 7, 1785–May 22, 1873) was an (A native or inhabitant of Italy) Italian (A writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)) poet and (Someone who writes novels) novelist.
Manzoni's marriage in 1808 to Henriette Blondel, daughter of a Genevese banker, proved a most happy one, and he led for many years a retired domestic life, divided between literature and the picturesque husbandry of (A region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland) Lombardy.
In 1819 Manzoni published his first tragedy, (Click link for more info and facts about Il Conte di Carmagnola) Il Conte di Carmagnola, which, boldly violating all classical conventions, excited a lively controversy.
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Nel 1796, con una Lombardia turbata dalle idee rivoluzionarie francesi, Pietro Manzoni quando seppe che i padri Somaschi tenevano a Lugano un altro collegio, volle che il figlio si trasferisse in quel collegio.
Alessandro riceve l'invito: chiede i soldi per il viaggio al padre, che subito glieli concede; ma mentre si accinge a partire, viene raggiunto dalla notizia della morte dello stesso Imbonati, lasciando erede Giulia dei suoi beni, tra cui la villa di Brusuglio, poco fuori Milano.
Alessandro non esita a dichiararsi «estremamente felice» di aver accontentato Giulia e di constatare che la moglie nutre per la suocera una tenerezza rispettosa e devota, simile a quella di una figlia.
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 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Alessandro Manzoni
The works of Italian novelist, poet, and playwright Alessandro Manzoni reflect the patriotism and devout Roman Catholicism of early 19th-century romantic Italian literature.
Manzoni became internationally known for his novel The Betrothed (1825-1827), a romantic tale of two young Italian lovers whose marriage is prevented by a local tyrant.
In The Betrothed, Manzoni created accessible literature through the use of colloquial Florentine language, and in so doing, set the standard for modern Italian prose.
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 Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro Manzoni nacque a Milano nel 1785 da Pietro e da Giulia Beccaria, figlia del famoso Cesare, autore dell'opuscolo “Dei delitti e delle pene”.
Tornato nella casa paterna, Alessandro cominciò a condurre vita dispendiosa e mondana, frequentando teatri, case da gioco, donne di facili costumi.
Dal 1823 in poi il Manzoni visse piuttosto appartato, evitando di partecipare in prima persona ad attività pubbliche sia intellettuali che politiche e civili, anche se non si astenne dal far conoscere con fermezza e chiarezza i propri punti di vista.
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 Alessandro Manzoni - Biografia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alessandro Manzoni nacque a Milano nel 1785, dal conte Pietro, un uomo di mediocre cultura, ricco possidente del contado di Lecco e da Giulia Beccaria, figlia del giurista Cesare Beccaria, uno dei più illustri rappresentanti dell’Illuminismo lombardo, l’autore de Dei delitti e delle pene.
In suo ricordo, Manzoni scrisse un carme in 242 versi sciolti, intitolato In morte di Carlo Imbonati.
Manzoni è un grande autore: "I Promessi Sposi" sono importanti dato che anticipano il verismo italiano, ma andrebbero eliminati come lettura obbligatoria per gli studenti, dato che nella letturatura italiana esistono tante altre opere da imparare e non solo i tre autori in croce che di solito si studiano.
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 Alessandro Manzoni Biography / Biography of Alessandro Manzoni Biography Biography
Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan on March 7, 1785.
Educated at religious schools, Manzoni subsequently joined his mother in Paris, where she was living.
Manzoni's Protestant marriage to Enrichetta Blondel in 1808 was reconsecrated according to Roman Catholic rites in 1810.
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 Alessandro Manzoni - Wikipédia
Alessandro Manzoni est un écrivain italien né le 7 mars 1785 à Milan où il meurt le 23 mai 1873.
Officiellement fils du comte Pietro Manzoni et de Giulia Beccaria, elle même fille de l'auteur du Traité des délits et des peines, Cesare Beccaria, Allessandro Manzoni est sans doute le fils naturel de Giovanni Verri, frère des écrivains véristes Pietro et Allessandro Verri.
Il écrit ses Hymnes entre 1812 et 1815.Entre 1820 et 1821, Manzoni écrit son meilleur drame, l'Adelchi qu'il publie en 1822, inspiré par le renversement par Charlemagne de la domination lombarde en Italie, contenant des allusions voilées à l'occupation autrichienne de l'époque.
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 Alibris: Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro Manzoni was a giant of nineteenth-century European literature whose "I promessi sposi" ("The Betrothed") is ranked with "War and Peace" as marking the summit of the historical novel.
Manzoni wrote "Del romanzo storico" ("On the Historical Novel") during the twenty years he spent revising "I promessi sposi".
A leading figure in Italian Romanticism and the Risorgimento, Alessandro Manzoni (1785--1873) is best known for "The Betrothed," a historical novel set in northern Italy in the early seventeenth century.
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 Il dialogo di Manzoni con Bossuet negli anni della formazione religiosa (France, Alessandro Manzoni, Jacques Benigne ...
This study shows how Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) read and used the work of Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704) in the years between his return to Catholicism (approximately 1810) and the publication of his masterpiece, the novel I promessi sposi (1827).
Initially the young Manzoni is deferential before the respected French theologian; reproduces with little originality some of Bossuet's arguments against the Protestants and in defense of a fixist interpretation of doctrine (chapters 2, and 3); and avoids the discussion of Bossuet's political teachings that were unacceptable to him (chapter 4).
Manzoni moreover does not completely share the pessimism of the French bishop on salvation (chapter 6); and openly disagrees with his aesthetic reflections (chapter 7).
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 Alessandro Manzoni: The Betrothed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its revision by Manzoni into the Tuscan dialect was a major turning point in the establishment of that dialect as the standard literary Italian.
Manzoni mixes his invented characters with real historical figures and their stories with great skill.
The main charm of the narrative is not the plot, but Manzoni's ironnical tone and frequent asides to the reader.
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 Manzoni Alessandro: I promessi sposi and Fermo e Lucia
Mondadori's prestigious "I Meridiani" collection wouldn't have been complete without the works of Alessandro Manzoni: given however that "I promessi sposi" is one of the foundation stones of Italian literature, published by virtually every publishing company, Mondadori was determined to take a different approach, presenting the volume in an original manner.
Research carried out by Nigro produced significant findings, perfectly elucidated in the ample prefaces to the volumes: worth noting, his belief that Manzoni was the standard-bearer of the idea of the novel as a journey, a "journey" however as intended by Sterne or Cervantes rather than by Scott or Richardson.
In a similar way, the illustrations by Gonin (which adorned the 1840 edition and are here reproduced anastatically) constitute a sort of parallel novel or even more than that, considering the obsessive care with which the eminent Milan author checked and scrutinized each one.
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 AllRefer.com - Alessandro Manzoni (Italian Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Alessandro Manzoni[AlAs-sAn´drO mAndzO´nE] Pronunciation Key, 1785–1873, Italian novelist and poet.
Taken in his youth to Paris by his mother in 1805, Manzoni embraced the deism that he was later to discard for an ardent Roman Catholicism.
After its first issue, however, Manzoni continued to revise the work, publishing a stylistically superior version in Tuscan Italian in 1840.
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