Sordello | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Caroline H. Dall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Sordello.
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Critical Essay by Caroline H. Dall

SOURCE: "Sordello, the Troubadour," in Sordello: A History and a Poem, Robert Brothers, 1886, pp. 5-11.

The following is an excerpt from an article by Dall first published in a periodical in 1872. She summarizes the disparate chronicles of Sordello's life and speculates that perhaps two interpretations of the troubadour's character existed: one as a singer only and the other as a warrior and thinker. Dall also assesses the poet's writings, finding that "the best of Sordello's verses show a dignity of composition and purity of taste which put him in the very front rank of the Provençals. "

"Who wills has heard Sordello's story told," yet not without some hard work; some diving into old and musty chronicles, the best American collection of which perished when the...

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