Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle High German

Page: 704

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The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Guido Waldman,Jonathan Usher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836915

Category: Fiction

Page: 698

View: 5555

This new translation by Guido Waldman captures the exuberance and variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.

Boccaccio: Decameron

Author: David Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

View: 6401

In Boccaccio's innovative text, ten young people leave Florence to escape the Black Death of 1348, and organize their collective life in the countryside through the pleasure and discipline of story-telling. David Wallace guides the reader through their one hundred novelle, which explore both new and familiar conflicts from private and public spheres of life with unprecedented subtlety, urgency and humour. He emphasises the relationship between Decameron and the precocious vitality of Florentine culture in Boccaccio's time. He also discusses gender issues and the influence of the text particularly on Chaucer and the novel.

Liebesgeschichten aus dem Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406644872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Das Decameron des Giovanni Boccaccio ist eines der berühmtesten Bücher der europäischen Literatur. Viele der Novellen darin handeln von Liebe, aber Boccaccio hatte seinen eigenen Begriff davon. Anschaulich und witzig, wie sie sind, lassen sich die Novellen auch allein zur Unterhaltung lesen. Doch wer sie liest, dem werfen sich oft Fragen auf. Wie hat Boccaccio über Liebe, über Frauen und Männer gedacht? Was bedeutet insbesondere die seltsame Schlussnovelle? Sie handelt von Griselda, die sich von ihrem Mann auf die merkwürdigste Weise alles gefallen lässt. Von dieser Schlusserzählung her erscheint das ganze Decameron in einem neuen Licht.

Tales from the Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014192750X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7298

Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation. This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio's masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' (famously adapted by Keats) and 'Patient Griselda' alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.

The Decameron First Day in Perspective

Volume One of the Lecturae Boccaccii

Author: Elissa Weaver

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085894

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 556

These essays provide critical readings of the Proem, Introduction and ten stories which make up the first of the ten "days" of storytelling in Boccaccio's "Decameron". It aims to be a important guide to reading the complex series of narratives that constitute the work's opening.

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

100 Timeless Tales for the Solace of Ladies in Love

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781434103574

Category: Fiction

Page: 538

View: 8359

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.

A Rhetoric of the Decameron

Author: Marilyn Migiel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085948

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 6806

Migiel challenges readers to pay attention to Boccaccio's language and ultimately, Migiel contends, the stories of the Decameron suggest that as women become more empowered, the limitations on them, including the threat of violence, become more insistent. Both a passionate denunciation of masculinist readings of the Decameron and a meticulous critique of previous feminist analyses, Marilyn Migiel's A Rhetoric of the Decameron offers a sophisticated re-examination of the representations of women, men, gender identity, sexuality, love, hate, morality, and truth in Boccaccio's masterpiece. The Decameron stages an ongoing, dynamic, and spirited debate about issues as urgent now as in the fourteenth century - a debate that can only be understood if the Decameron's rhetorical objectives and strategies are completely reconceived. Addressing herself equally to those who argue for a proto-feminist Boccaccio - a quasi-liberal champion of women's autonomy - and to those who argue for a positivistically secure historical Boccaccio who could not possibly anticipate the concerns of the twenty-first century, Migiel challenges readers to pay attention to Boccaccio's language, to his pronouns, his passives, his echolalia, his patterns of repetition, and his figurative language. She argues that human experience, particularly in the sexual realm, is articulated differently by the Decameron's male and female narrators, and refutes the notion that the Decameron offers an undifferentiated celebration of Eros. Ultimately, Migiel contends, the stories of the Decameron suggest that as women become more empowered, the limitations on them, including the threat of violence, become more insistent.

Five Frames for the "Decameron"

Communication and Social Systems in the CORNICE

Author: Joy Hambuechen Potter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400856507

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 8915

Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Decameron: Selected Tales

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460406109

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 6936

This edition presents 33 of the 100 tales, with at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling. Boccaccio’s general introduction and conclusion to the work are also included, as are the introduction and conclusion to the first day; the reader is thus provided with a real sense of the Decameron’s framing narrative. Extensive explanatory notes are provided, and the volume is prefaced by a concise but wide-ranging introduction to Boccaccio’s life and times, as well as to the Decameron itself. A unique selection of contextual materials concludes the volume.

The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

New Essays on an Old Question

Author: Leonard Michael Koff,Brenda Deen Schildgen

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838638002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 3070

"What was the influence of the Decameron on the genesis and shape of the Canterbury Tales? In this collection, leading scholars of Chaucer and Boccaccio offer original, provocative answers to this question in light of recurring critical resistance to the idea of the Decameron as a text for Chaucer. That resistance, informed by a model of literary influence grounded on the idea of interruption, would keep the Canterbury Tales away from the Decameron, though not the rest of Chaucer from other works by Boccaccio. In the end, of course, that resistance tells us more about Chaucer's reception since the fifteenth century than about Chaucer himself or his sources."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Decameron (十日談)

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 116

View: 2873

The Decameron, written by legendary author Giovanni Boccaccio is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Decameron is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Giovanni Boccaccio is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, The Decameron would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393614662


Page: N.A

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The Decameron, Or Ten Days' Entertainment

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: General Books


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

View: 4608

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website ( You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: London: Charles Daly; Publication date: 1825; Subjects: Performing Arts / Storytelling;

The Decameron Third Day in Perspective

Author: Francesco Ciabattoni,Pier Massimo Forni

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144261644X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 4463

Divided into ten days of ten novellas each, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron is one of the literary gems of the fourteenth century. The ‘Decameron’ Third Day in Perspective is an interpretive guide to the stories of the text’s Third Day. For each novella, a distinguished Boccaccio scholar offers an essay that both reviews the current scholarly literature and advances new and intriguing interpretations of the work. The whole collection reflects the series’s guiding principle of examining the text “in perspective,” revealing the connections among the novellas, the Days, and the framing narrative that holds the whole Decameron together. The second of the University of Toronto Press’s interpretive guides to Boccaccio’s Decameron, this collection forms part of an ambitious project to examine the entire Decameron, Day by Day.