Boccaccio

Boccaccio

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Long celebrated as one of a€œthe Three Crownsa€ of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313a€“75) experimented widely with the forms of literature. His prolific and innovative writingsa€”which range beyond the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invectivea€”became powerful models for authors in Italy and across the Continent. This collection of essays presents Boccaccioa€™s life and creative output in its encyclopedic diversity. Exploring a variety of genres, Latin as well as Italian, it provides short descriptions of all his works, situates them in his oeuvre, and features critical expositions of their most salient features and innovations. Designed for readers at all levels, it will appeal to scholars of literature, medieval and Renaissance studies, humanism and the classical tradition; as well as European historians, art historians, and students of material culture and the history of the book. Anchored by an introduction and chronology, this volume contains contributions by prominent Boccaccio scholars in the United States, as well as essays by contributors from France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The year 2013, Boccaccioa€™s seven-hundredth birthday, will be an important one for the study of his work and will see an increase in academic interest in reassessing his legacy.... who moved my steps / therein along with those two [fellow pleasure-seekers], / said to me:a€”a€œWhat are you wondering at? ... Even the guidea#39;s subsequent prompting for the narrator to move on is a reference to Dante-charactera#39;s idling on the ... for Mars or for Venus, are a crude classification of ancient heroes into irascibles and concupiscibles), and here in the ... Mural Morality in Tableaux Vivants 125.


Title:Boccaccio
Author: Victoria Kirkham, Michael Sherberg, Janet Levarie Smarr
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2014-01-09
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