Forni, Pier Massimo.
Adventures in speech.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1996
|提及的人：||Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio|
Pier Massimo Forni
|注意：||Parts of this work were previously published in Italian.|
|描述：||1 online resource (xiv, 155 pages).|
|詳述：||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.|
|内容：||Ch. 1. Configurations of Discourse --
Ch. 2. Pleasure and Response --
Ch. 3. Realism and the Needs of the Story --
Ch. 4. The Poetics of Realization --
Ch. 5. Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima --
Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron.
|叢書名：||Middle Ages series.|
|責任：||Pier Massimo Forni.|
The Decameron is a narrative account of a situation in which narration takes place - a collection of one hundred stories set within a larger story. As a group of young men and women fleeing the plague trade stories to pass the time of crisis, storytelling occurs in a social context that allows for comment upon the tales by the tellers themselves, in a setting that elicits one story in return for another. In his close and original analysis, Pier Massimo Forni uses the notion of rhetoric as a guiding principle for a critical assessment of the Decameron. He explores the discursive tools with which the narrators connect the contents of their stories to their audience's environment, and goes on to argue that the book is significantly marked by Boccaccio's habit of exploring the narrative potential of rhetorical forms. Puzzling narrative segments and stories make new sense once they are understood to dramatize or enact metaphors and other figures of speech.