Aretino's Dialogues

By Pietro Aretino,

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1 author picked Aretino's Dialogues as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I highly recommend the works of Pietro Aretino. I love satire, and Aretino was a satirist for the ages. I admired his raw courage, for he spared no one—including kings and popes—on his way to earning the title “Scourge of Princes.” He died in his early sixties, reportedly from “laughing too much.” I cannot imagine an epitaph I would rather have engraved on my headstone.

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