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Boccaccio's naked muse : eros, culture, and the mythopoeic imagination

Author: Tobias Foster Gittes
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2008
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Venturing outside the Decameron to the Latin works, and outside the usual textual and intertextual readings of Boccaccio to more broadly cultural and anthropological material, Boccaccio's Naked Muse  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gittes, Tobias Foster.
Boccaccio's naked muse.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008299384
Named Person: Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Foster Gittes
ISBN: 9781442687462 1442687460
OCLC Number: 635461374
Language Note: Includes some text in Italian and Latin.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 369 p.)
Contents: 1. Universal Myths of Origin: Boccaccio and the Golden Age Motif --
2. Local Myths of Origin: The Birth of the City and the Self --
3. Myth of a New Beginning: Boccaccio's Palingenetic Paradise --
4. Myth of Historical Foresight: Babel and Beyond.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Tobias Foster Gittes.
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Gittes's study of Boccaccio offers the most comprehensive and convincing account of Boccaccio in recent years. The book is often delightful to read. Gittes peppers his prose with brief but lucid Read more...

 
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