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The Decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Mark Musa; Peter Bondanella
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1977.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague.
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Fiction
Frame stories
History
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Mark Musa; Peter Bondanella
ISBN: 0393044580 9780393044584 0393091325 9780393091328
OCLC Number: 2894138
Language Note: Translation of Decamerone.
Notes: Translation of Decamerone.
Description: xvi, 334 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of The Decameron --
Translators' note --
The structure of The Decameron --
Contents of The Decameron --
The Decameron --
Contemporary and modern criticism --
An Introduction to Boccaccio / Thomas G. Bergin --
Contemporary reactions --
[Encouragements to Boccaccio, who has been terrified by a fanatic into renouncing literature] / Francesco Petrarca --
[Reproof of Boccaccio for threatening to burn his poems--
and a diatribe against contemporary ignoramuses] / Francesco Petrarca --
[On Boccaccio's Decameron and the story of Griselda] / Francesco Petrarca --
Note on Boccaccio / Leonardo Bruni --
[The life of Giovanni Boccaccio] / Filippo Villani --
[The life of Giovanni Boccaccio] / Giannozzo Manetti --
The life of Messer Giovanni Boccaccio described / Ludovico Dolce --
Modern criticism --
Boccaccio / Ugo Foscolo --
[Nature and love in Boccaccio's Decameron] / Aldo D. Scaglione --
[Telling and showing in Boccaccio's Decameron] / Wayne Booth --
Structural analysis of narrative / Tzvetan Todorov --
Anatomy of the novella / Robert J. Clements --
Frate Alberto / Erich Auerbach --
Fabula vs. Figura : another interpretation of the Griselda story / Marga Cottino-Jones --
Boccaccio and Pasolini : a contemporary reinterpretation of The Decameron / Ben Lawton --
The meaning of The Decameron / Mark Musa and Peter E. Bondanella.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Decamerone.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; selected, translated, and edited by Mark Musa and Peter E. Bondanella.

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This volume contains twenty-one of the hundred novelle that comprise Boccaccio's masterpiece.  Read more...

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