“Table of Poets” in
Early Italian Poets vol. 1,
Contini, Poeti de duecento vol. 1,
Raccolta di rime antiche toscane vol. 1, 344-345.
Bonaggiunta (ca. 1220-1296), a siculo-toscani poet born near Lucca, served as a judge and
notary in Lucca from 1242-1267. His work shows the influence of
the Sicilian school, especially Giacomo da Lentino and Giacomo
Pugliesi. Bonaggiunta was an important conduit for introducing Sicilian poetry
into Tuscany. Dante places him with the circle of the gluttons in the
where he makes Bonaggiunta the focus for an important discussion of
early Italian poetry (canto XXIV. 19-20, 40-63).
DGR's Bonaggiunta supplies an important epigraph to
his brilliant fictional manifesto “Hand and
Soul”; the epigraph is from
Bonaggiunta's “La mia amorosa mente”.
DGR's source text for his translation of this poem is the
di rime antiche toscane (I. 344-345).
See DGR's translation for further commentary.