A New Translation : 21 Novelle, Contemporary Reactions, Modern Criticism
By (author) Giovanni Boccaccio
Edited by Peter E. Bondanella
Volume editor Mark Musa
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Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Book DescriptionThe stories have been chosen to represent the most notable of the author's themes and the most characteristic and influential examples of his narrative technique. All are in new translations by Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella which successfully capture Boccaccio's variations in diction and sentence structure. "Contemporary Reactions" includes Petrarch's letters to Boccaccio after completion of The Decameron and the responses of such Italian Renaissance figures as Leonardo Bruni, Filippo Villani, Giannozzo Manetti, and Ludovico Dolce, all of which have been translated for this edition. "Modern Criticism" includes interpretations by Ugo Foscolo, Francesco De Sanctis, Erich Auerbach, Aldo D. Scaglione, Wayne Booth, Tzvetan Todorov, Robert J. Clements, and Marga Cottino-Jones. Thomas G. Bergin's important historical overview is published here for the first time, while Ben Lawton's study of Pier Paolo Pasolini's filming of The Decameron and a general essay by the editors were written specially for this volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393091328
(213mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1977
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Giovanni Boccaccio
Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2, Hardback (July 2017)
Much more than a mere compilation of pagan myths, Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods incorporates hundreds of excerpts from and comments on ancient poetry. It is both the most ambitious work of literary scholarship of the early Renaissance and a demonstration to contemporaries of the moral and cultural value of studying ancient poetry.
Decameron, Paperback (November 2015)
"If you want the true, mixed, fourteenth-century book that Boccaccio wrote, choose Rebhorn."-Joan Acocella, The New Yorker
Tales from the Decameron, Paperback (October 2015)
Includes 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.
Mrs Rosie and the Priest, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Giovanni Boccaccio
Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.
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Author Biography - Giovanni Boccaccio
Peter E. Bondanella is Professor of Italian Emeritus at Indiana University, an NEH Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow, and the author of Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Francesco Guiccardini. Mark Musa is Professor of Italian Emeritus at Indiana University and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has translated Dante's Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova and is the author of Advent at the Gates: Dante's Comedy.
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