«Leve cum levibus meschientur vanaque vanis». Aspetti del racconto nel Baldus di Teofilo Folengo
di Giuseppe Guarracino
The aim of this paper is to explore the narrative organization of the fourth section of Baldus by Teofilo Folengo. The paper deals with the construction of a new diegetic order and its relationship with the different genres imitated by the poet. First of all, a review shows that this narrative organization is strongly related to the new setting of the poem: a forest where the characters disembark after a shipwreck. Secondly, a textual analysis shows that Folengo blends topoi of three different genres: chivalric romances, latin epic and hagiography. Finally, these narrative models are discussed in relation to the fifth (and last) section of the poem.