Giordano Bruno was as modern in this play as in his universe filled with inhabitable worlds. NASA is right now looking for the worlds Bruno predicted. But Bruno. Excess and Antagonism in Giordano. Bruno’s Il candelaio. Heather Sottong. University of California, Los Angeles. Any discussion of Italian intellectuals famous. A quintessential example of his aesthetic philosophy of the extreme and his attitude of antagonism, Il candelaio is entirely in keeping with the workings of Bruno’s.

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Read more Read less. My translation will have more resonance for an Candelaoo as in the proverbial Greeleyana “Go West, young man,” above ; but it will be accessible for English readers generally. Preview — Candelaio by Giordano Bruno.

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An half-century later, after the fictional moon voyages of Wilkins and Godwin though before Cyrano de Bergerac’s, the moon-mappers of the s, Hevelius and Candlaio, took up this discussion in earnest. Not only in England has it a curious publication and performance history, perhaps never performed until this century in Italy most recently inandthough translated into French in Canvelaio makes me like Bruno a Pantheist because I believe nature is inherently divine but to say that there is no God in the universe is a stretch for me because if we live in a godless, immoral universe we are all doomed.


Bruno seems to have assumed anyone studying Latin with a priest would be subject to pederast interest.

Triple plot, per usual in 16C Italian comedy. Giordano also makes wonderful use of Ficinian ideas in Candelaio. But even when moderns read his work, one heresy stands out that makes him our contemporary: Valery Tikappa rated it liked it Jul 08, This reviewer will try simply to quote, so the reader may draw her own conclusions. Bruno did have a prodigious memory, even published on and taught memory; it is possible he was quoting and did not know it. Visit Amazon global store. How the boys defeat Manny is humorous.

It has just become more normalized. Bruno’s description of lunar flight and lunar perspective is astonishing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. No precedent for this play, however, exists– nor perhaps any successor.

Laterza et Figli, No prior English translation exists.

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Get to Know Us. Peter Stockinger rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Giordano Bruno was as modern in this play as in his universe filled with inhabitable worlds. Beatrice Morra rated it liked it Jul 21, And Bruno was a widely known lecturer on philosophy, particularly two polar opposite thinkers, Aristotle and Ficino.


Bruno as a comedy writer comes across as a religious reformer, philosopher, weird astronomer and I wonder if his doubting the divinity of Jesus, the virgin birth, the resurrection and trinity sealed his horrible fate. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Of course, Bruno was not as cynical as, say, Machiavelli in “La Mandragola”. I now understand why he was considered a heretic. First, Prof Moliterno apparently gr Full disclosure: One obvious reason for English disinterest is the play’s monkish ribaldry, another is the difficulty of its three languages. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

This play features a bisexual, a would-be pederast Latin teacher, and a workaholic scientist who neglects his wife. Bruno only wrote one play, the best first play ever written. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Davide rated it really liked it Sep 28, All’ illustrisimo Signor di Mauuisiero.