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In Your FaceProfessional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy$
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Douglas Biow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762151

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001

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Anton Francesco Doni and the Art of Conspicuous Reproduction

Anton Francesco Doni and the Art of Conspicuous Reproduction

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(p.157) Chapter 5 Anton Francesco Doni and the Art of Conspicuous Reproduction
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In Your Face
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0006

This chapter discusses the Florentine polygraph Anton Francesco Doni, who earned the reputation of being a contentious man with a taste for violating decorum and who was famous, at least in part, for taking on the inimitable Aretino in a caustic public attack. It examines Doni's Libraria, a book about books, the first such book about books in Italian literature. It argues that Doni, who had already had his own press in Florence for a year, is obsessed with the topic of fame and immortality as they are forged through print. Only print can proliferate versions of people throughout the world according to Doni and thus keep them eternally and materially present before other people's eyes.

Keywords:   Anton Francesco Doni, Libraria, Italian literature, immortality, Aretino

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