Life of Dante
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Life of Dante by Giovanni Boccaccio
Book Description"Life of Dante" brings together the earliest accounts of Dante available, putting the celebratory essay of literary genius Giovanni Boccaccio together with the historical analysis of leading humanist Leonardo Bruni. Their writings, along with the other sources included in this volume, provide a wealth of insight and information into Dante's unique character and life, from his susceptibility to the torments of passionate love, his involvement in politics, scholastic enthusiasms and military experience, to the stories behind the greatest heights of his poetic achievements.Not only are these accounts invaluable for their subject matter, they are also seminal examples of early biographical writing. Also included in this volume is a biography of Boccaccio, perhaps as great an influence on world literature as Dante himself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847490919
(195mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Giovanni Boccaccio
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)
Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.
Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Hardback (May 2011)» View all books by Giovanni Boccaccio
The goal of Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods is to plunder ancient and medieval literary sources to create a massive synthesis of Greek and Roman mythology. This is volume 1 of a three-volume set of Boccaccio's complete 15-book work. It contains a famous defense of the value of studying ancient pagan poetry in a Christian world.
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Author Biography - Giovanni Boccaccio
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an important figure in Renaissance humanism, and one of the most celebrated Italian authors of all time. Best known for the Decameron, Boccaccio is famous for championing the use of the Italian vernacular in literature.
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