Teofilo Folengo

La palermitana

A cura di P. S. De Corso

2006, cm 17 x 24, 370 pp.

ISBN: 9788822255686

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The Palermitana is a terza rima poem with a biblical theme composed by Teofilo Folengo around 1540, in the Benedictine monastery of San Martino delle Scale, near Palermo, where the poet from Mantua had arrived between 1539 and 1540. The narrator, who is the author himself, imagines reaching a valley in Lebanon on the eve of the first Christmas, the one when Christ was born, and a community of pagan monks, led by a model abbot, Palermo, receiving him...