The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Guido Waldman,Jonathan Usher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836915

Category: Fiction

Page: 698

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

Author: Marilyn Migiel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085948

Category: History

Page: 219

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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.
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Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221336

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Page: 766

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Boccaccio's Decameron recasts the storytelling heritage of the ancient and medieval worlds into perennial forms that inspired writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare down to our own day.
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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

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"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
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Boccaccio: Decameron

Author: David Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393523004

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Tales from the Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014192750X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.
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