I wonder if it made Pound grimace ...
use of his beloved Guido for a modern,
sincere religious statement.
From: Sara Trevisan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 2:07 PM
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Subject: Dolce stil novo
Today I was leafing through an anthology of thirteenth-century Italian
poetry, and I found this poem by Guido Cavalcanti, that began "Perch'io non
spero di tornar giammai". It instantly reminded me of "Because I do not hope
to turn again" in Ash Wednesday... I really don't know whether Eliot got it
from Cavalcanti, but I assume he did, since there line is identical.
Anyway -- have any articles been written about Eliot and Dolce Stil Novo? (I
mean, beside Dante's poetry)