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Book The Decameron

    Book Details:
  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2023-07-07
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1040 pages

Download or read book The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-07-07 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the time of a devastating pandemic, seven women and three men withdraw to a country estate outside Florence to give themselves a diversion from the death around them. Once there, they decide to spend some time each day telling stories, each of the ten to tell one story each day. They do this for ten days, with a few other days of rest in between, resulting in the 100 stories of the Decameron. The Decameron was written after the Black Plague spread through Italy in 1348. Most of the tales did not originate with Boccaccio; some of them were centuries old already in his time, but Boccaccio imbued them all with his distinctive style. The stories run the gamut from tragedy to comedy, from lewd to inspiring, and sometimes all of those at once. They also provide a detailed picture of daily life in fourteenth-century Italy.

Book Stories from Quarantine

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  • Author : The New York Times
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-03-22
  • ISBN : 1982170816
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Stories from Quarantine written by The New York Times and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Previously published as The decameron project."

Book The Decameron

Download or read book The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by . This book was released on 1954 with total page 597 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Decameron

    Book Details:
  • Author : Pier Massimo Forni
  • Publisher : Medieval and Renaissance Texts
  • Release : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780866985970
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Decameron written by Pier Massimo Forni and published by Medieval and Renaissance Texts. This book was released on 2019 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When originally published in 1995, the volume represented a major, new departure from the "normal" sort of scholarship on Boccaccio's masterpiece, and its unique approach and contents are still valid and valuable today. The seventeen original essays in the volume focus on providing a comprehensive view of the Decameron through the analysis of particular aspects, particular problem areas in the reading and interpretation of the work. Each essay offers a critical window on a defined topic (indicated by the headwords), and, when taken together, these individual essays intersect with, supplement, and reinforce one another, thus emphasizing the harmonious nature of the work as a whole and the importance of examining it through a variety of lenses. The newness of the volume also consists in its introduction of innovative exegetical approaches and the identification of previously unidentified sources and influences. While not providing an orderly reading of the Decameron as a more traditional series of day-by-day lecturae would do, the essays examine multiple novelle from various Days and from differing perspectives so as to provide an assemblage of comprehensive views on the text. For the English-language edition two new items have been added: an update to Vittore Branca's essay on the history of the text of the Decameron and a bibliographical overview of North-American studies on the Decameron and, more generally, on Boccaccio's life, works and influence.

Book The Ethical Dimension of the  Decameron

Download or read book The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron written by Marilyn Migiel and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With The Ethical Dimension of the “Decameron” Marilyn Migiel, author of A Rhetoric of the “Decameron” (winner of the MLA’s 2004 Marraro Prize), returns to Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, this time to focus on the dialogue about ethical choices that the Decameron creates with us and that we, as individuals and as groups, create with the Decameron. Maintaining that we can examine this dialogue to gain insights into our values, our biases and our decision-making processes, Migiel offers a view of the Decameron as sticky and thorny. According to Migiel, the Decameron catches us as we move through it, obligating us to reveal ourselves, inviting us to reflect on how we form our assessments, and calling upon us to be mindful of our responsibility to judge patiently and carefully. Migiel’s focus remains unabashedly on the experience of readers, on the meanings they find in the Decameron, and on the ideological assumptions they have about the way that a literary text such as the Decameron works. She offers that, rather than thinking about the Decameron as “teaching” readers, we should think about it “testing” them. Throughout, Migiel engages in the masterful in-depth rhetorical analyses, delivered in lively and readable prose, that are her trademark. Whether she is examining the Italian of the Decameron, translations of the Italian into English, commentaries by scholars, newspaper articles, or student essays, she asks us always to maintain an ethical engagement with the words of others.

Book Tales from the Decameron

Download or read book Tales from the Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by . This book was released on 1930 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperallo, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative.

Book The Decameron

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  • Author : Giovanni Bocaccio
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2024-04-15
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read book The Decameron written by Giovanni Bocaccio and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2024-04-15 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio is a collection of 100 tales told by a group of young people sheltering in a villa outside Florence during the Black Death. As the plague ravages the city, ten noble men and women escape to the countryside and entertain themselves by telling stories over a period of ten days. Each day, one member of the group is appointed as the "king" or "queen" of the day, and they choose a theme for the stories to be told. The tales cover a wide range of subjects, including love, trickery, wit, and morality, and they often feature characters from various social classes and backgrounds. Boccaccio's work is celebrated for its vivid storytelling, wit, and humor, as well as its frank and often bawdy depiction of human nature. Through the diverse tales told by the characters, "The Decameron" provides a rich tapestry of medieval Italian life, while also offering timeless insights into the complexities of human behavior and relationships.

Book The Decameron Ninth Day in Perspective

Download or read book The Decameron Ninth Day in Perspective written by Simone Marchesi and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ninth Day of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron is significant both for numerological and structural reasons. Whether we consider the Decameron as reproducing an itinerary toward the attainment of virtue or following other possible interpretive schematics, Day Nine remains a liminal moment of pause before the inception of the final stories dedicated to the highest civic virtues of liberality and magnificence. This collection is comprised of extensive and rigorous essays by leading experts in the field of Boccaccio studies and medieval literature, shedding new critical light on the Ninth Day. The volume incorporates a multitude of disciplinary perspectives including literary studies, visual arts, political history, and gender studies. Taking a holistic approach, the contributors to the volume trace the dense and multi-layered web of interrelations between the narrative units and the rest of the Decameron. Connections between individual stories are highlighted and interactions between Day Nine and its counterparts in the book are analysed. In doing so, The Decameron Ninth Day in Perspective synthesizes existing scholarship but also opens up new horizons for future work.

Book The Decameron

    Book Details:
  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-04-30
  • ISBN : 0486149463
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read book The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.

Book Decameron Sixth Day in Perspective

Download or read book Decameron Sixth Day in Perspective written by David Lummus and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The expert readings in this collection explore the ten stories of Day Six of Boccaccio's Decameron - a day that involves meditations on language, narration, and meaning

Book Life of Dante

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  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Release : 2019-07-07
  • ISBN : 071454616X
  • Pages : 99 pages

Download or read book Life of Dante written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by Alma Books. This book was released on 2019-07-07 with total page 99 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "e;Life of Dante"e; brings together the earliest accounts of Dante available, putting the celebratory essay of literary genius Giovanni Boccaccio together with the historical analysis of leading humanist Leonardo Bruni. Their writings, along with the other sources included in this volume, provide a wealth of insight and information into Dante's unique character and life, from his susceptibility to the torments of passionate love, his involvement in politics, scholastic enthusiasms and military experience, to the stories behind the greatest heights of his poetic achievements.Not only are these accounts invaluable for their subject matter, they are also seminal examples of early biographical writing. Also included in this volume is a biography of Boccaccio, perhaps as great an influence on world literature as Dante himself.

Book The Decameron  The Classic Translation of John Payne

Download or read book The Decameron The Classic Translation of John Payne written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 927 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Decameron: The Classic Translation of John Payne" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. John Payne's translation of The Decameron was originally published in a private printing for The Villon Society, London in 1886. Comprised of 100 novellas told by ten men and women over a ten day journey fleeing plague-infested Florence, the Decameron is an allegorical work famous for its bawdy portrayals of everyday life, its searing wit and mockery, and its careful adherence to a framed structure. The word "decameron" is derived from the Greek and means "ten days". Boccaccio drew on many influences in writing the Decameron, and many writers, including Martin Luther, Chaucer, and Keats, later drew inspiration from the book. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer and humanist, one of the founders of the Renaissance. He studied business but abandoned it eventually to pursue his literary interests. In 1350 Boccaccio met Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), one the most important figures in the beginnings of the Renaissance and Humanism.

Book The Decameron  The Original English Translation by John Florio

Download or read book The Decameron The Original English Translation by John Florio written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-12-19 with total page 1064 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Decameron: The Classic Translation of John Payne" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. John Payne's translation of The Decameron was originally published in a private printing for The Villon Society, London in 1886. Comprised of 100 novellas told by ten men and women over a ten day journey fleeing plague-infested Florence, the Decameron is an allegorical work famous for its bawdy portrayals of everyday life, its searing wit and mockery, and its careful adherence to a framed structure. The word "decameron" is derived from the Greek and means "ten days". Boccaccio drew on many influences in writing the Decameron, and many writers, including Martin Luther, Chaucer, and Keats, later drew inspiration from the book. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer and humanist, one of the founders of the Renaissance. He studied business but abandoned it eventually to pursue his literary interests. In 1350 Boccaccio met Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), one the most important figures in the beginnings of the Renaissance and Humanism.

Book The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Download or read book The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by . This book was released on 2012-09 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Medieval Italy, seven young women and three young men flee plague-ridden Florence for the countryside, where, over the course of ten carefree days, each tells ten stories of intrigue and romance-100 tales in all. First published in the 1300s, these lusty tales are still as entertaining and diverting as they were during the Middle Ages. Here noblemen and ladies, peasants and princesses, cavort together in a magnificent collection of timeless tales brimming with life and love. The Decameron is a big book, and most publishers try to pack it into small newsprint pages with tiny, nearly unreadable type. This edition, on the other hand, has been newly designed and printed on large-format, high-quality paper with easy-to-read type, making it a deluxe volume at a still-reasonable price.

Book Chaucer s Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales

Download or read book Chaucer s Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales written by Frederick M. Biggs and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2017 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major and original contribution to the debate as to Chaucer's use and knowledge of Boccaccio, finding a new source for the Shipman's Tale.

Book Try Never

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anthony Madrid
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780996982757
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Try Never written by Anthony Madrid and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poetry. Written under the spell of a medieval Welsh poetic form, the poems in Anthony Madrid's incantatory second book, TRY NEVER, each offer up their own strange world. They're full of erudition, humor, and rare magnificence. A single poem can contain "bottles and cans," Mount Everest, an upset stomach, Texas rain, a hawk, the evil queen, a "twice- mended lid," and Ralph; as if to say, anything's possible.

Book The Decameron

    Book Details:
  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780192836915
  • Pages : 756 pages

Download or read book The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new translation by Guido Waldman captures the exuberance and variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.