Apology for a murder / Lorenzino de' Medici ; translated by Andrew Brown ; [foreword by Tim Parks].
Contributor(s): Brown, Andrew (Literary translator) [translator.] | Parks, Tim [writer of foreword.].Material type: BookSeries: 101 pages.Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, England : Alma Classics, an imprint of Alma Books, Copyright date: ©2019Description: xxii, 105 pages : 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1847497926; 9781847497925.Subject(s): Medici, Alessandro de', 1510-1537 -- Death and burial | Medici, Lorenzino de', 1514-1548 | Italian poetry -- 16th centuryDDC classification: 858.309
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, but also for writing accomplished literary works, including a comedy and several poems, Lorenzino de' Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature. In his masterpiece, Apology for a Murder, he reveals the inner motives behind his act, portraying himself as a hero to be numbered alongside the great tyrannicides of ancient Rome and Greece.
Lorenzino himself, in 1548, was murdered by two soldiers hired either by the emperor Charles V or by Cosimo, Alessandro's successor as Duke, and this volume includes the dramatic account of his killing by Francesco Bibboni, one of the assassins, as well as a selection of Lorenzino's poems, giving a fully rounded image of the antihero of Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio.
Apology for a murder -- The death of Lorenzino de' Medici : an account written in his own hand / by Francesco Bibboni -- Poems / by Lorenzino de' Medici, translated by J.G. Nichols.