I Ragionamenti by Pietro Aretino

Cover from "I Ragionamenti" by Pietro Aretino(1492 - 1556) an Italian Renaissance author, playwright, poet and satirist. Aretino is sometimes credited with being the first creator of literary pornography. Nathan Leopold studied Aretino's work and for a time worked with another student to publish a translation of this work but it was never completed. Leopold's interest in "I Ragionamenti" was mentioned during the sentencing hearing.