Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book]


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    Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Summary Il Decamerone Il Decamerone The Decameron Giovanni Boccacccio The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio 1313–1375 The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group

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    Summary Il Decamerone Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters I guess this might be a good time to finally finish reading this? I started this book twice in the past in 2010 and 2014 but never managed to

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    Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] After a couple of years two attempts and two different editions I have finally finished this book The first great literary accomplishment of 2016All I can say is that the history of humanity lies on every page of this book Virtues and defects that have illuminated and darkened human existence were elouently expressed by Boccaccio's brilliant pen that concocted with mastery and otherworldly wit one hundred tales told by seven young ladies

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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters In the 14th century in Europe during the devastating times of the Black Death a group of young Florentines seven women and three men decide to flee to seek shelter and escape from the plague in a villa outside of the city of Florence This is th

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    Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] The Decameron is a set of one hundred stories told to each other by a group of ten people seven women and three men over ten days All these stories exist within one story which is about this group of people who come together in Florence during an outbreak of the plague and how they react to it which is by going off into the surrounding countryside and recreating a kind of temporary Eden outside the ravages of the times Beyond that there

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    Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] “Nothing is so indecent that it cannot be said to another person if the proper words are used to convey it” ― Giovanni Boccaccio The DecameronLike The Canterbury Tales The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentleman The Arabian Nights Tales from a Thousand and One Nights etc The Decameron is an early masterpiece of literature It is one of those books I avoided because I thought it would be stilted and boring H

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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] AmazingI'm utterly flabbergasted by how good this is Forty years before The Canterbury Tales took England by storm a little tiny place called Italy was having a full blown RENAISSANCE So why the hell have I been a

  8. says: Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Summary Il Decamerone

    Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] My plan for 2020 is to explore the history of the novel by returning to its origins beginning with Rabelais and Cervantes A

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    Summary Il Decamerone Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Giovanni Boccaccio Preface to the Second EditionTranslator's IntroductionSelect Bibliography The Decameron NotesMapsIndex to StoriesIndex to Translator's Introduction and Notes

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    Il Decamerone [Pdf/E–book] Permit me to offer another roar of support for reading The Decameron A divine mathematical structure ten parts of ten chapters with ten characters told over ten days props up this rollicking ride of classic storytelling A modern translation this ed from JG Nichols renders the original in all its libidinous virtuous mischief making

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Il Decamerone

Summary É Il Decamerone 102 Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Summary Il Decamerone The Decameron c1351 is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of. I guess this might be a good time to finally finish reading this I started this book twice in the past in 2010 and 2014 but never managed to finish

Summary Il Decamerone

Summary É Il Decamerone 102 Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Summary Il Decamerone Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid p. In the 14th century in Europe during the devastating times of the Black Death a group of young Florentines seven women and three men decide to flee to seek shelter and escape from the plague in a villa outside of the city of Florence This is the basic frame used by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio to tell us one hundred tales of life love and fortune with The DecameronAfter leaving the city in order to pass the time an idea of telling stories is brought up and each one of the young group Pampinea Fiammetta Filomena Emilia Lauretta Neifile Elissa Panfilo Filostrato and Dioneo must tell one story per day Starting on the second day Filomena who was appointed as the ueen of the day they all took turns into being the ueen or king decided that the stories to be told in each day should all pertain to a theme previously chosen by the one in charge The only exception to that rule is Dioneo who asked to have the privilege to be the last one to tell his tale each day and to be freed of the reuirement of complying to the day s theme It s been argued that Dioneo served as a way for Boccaccio to express his own views through his storiesI had a lot of pleasant days in the company of the young Florentines such as the eighth day where Lauretta chose as a theme stories of tricks women play on men or that men play on women which of course is packed with hilarious stories and clever stratagems or the last day when Panfilo asked that tales about deeds of generosity be told I wonder if Boccaccio intended to leave a hopeful message to his readers after many cases of betrayals and misfortunesBut two days were enjoyable than othersTHIRD DAYAs the ueen of the day Neifile ruled that stories where a person has painfully acuired something or has lost it and then regained it should be told for everyone s amusement In that day Panfilo narrates a very funny tale the fourth one of Dom Felice who desiring to spend some uality time with Friar Puccio s wife tells her husband that he should do a penance to gain blessedness Let s just say that Dom Felice should do a lot of penance after that taleOther two stories from that early day remained as some of my favoritesFIRST TALEFilostrato tells the story of Masetto da Lamporecchio a young and handsome man who deciding to pass as being mute finds work in a convent of women as a gardener after hearing the old one is no longer there While working he is noticed by two of the nuns who curious to find out what s the sensation of being with a man decide to lie with him As word spreads out Masetto finds himself working very long extra hours Alack rejoined the other what is this thou sayest Knowest thou not that we have promised our virginity to God Oh as for that answered the first how many things are promised Him all day long whereof not one is fulfilled unto Him An we have promised it Him let Him find Himself another or others to perform it to Him Boccaccio once again writes an humorous tale packed with religious satire and catholic church criticism Even the abbess from whom you d expect better discernment and leadership towards what s rightful can t help but to share of Masetto s servicesTENTH TALEDioneo tells the tale of a beautiful and young girl named Alibech who not being religious but hearing many Christians talking about faith and serving God wished to find out what it was all about After hearing their response and wandering into the desert in an attempt to become closer to God she finally meets a monk named Rustico that tempted by her looks decided to teach her how to put the devil back into hell Whereupon Rustico seeing her so fair felt an accession of desire and therewith came an insurgence of the flesh which Alibech marking with surprise said Rustico what is this which I see thee have that so protrudes and which I have not Oh my daughter said Rustico tis the Devil of whom I have told thee and seest thou he is now tormenting me most grievously insomuch that I am scarce able to hold out This tale was so graphic that in John Payne s translation of The Decameron he decided to include Boccaccio s original words instead of translating them stating that it was impossible to render the technicalities of that mysterious art into tolerable EnglishFOURTH DAYOn the fourth day Filostrato who was appointed re del giorno demanded his friends to tell stories of lovers whose relationship ended in disaster Fiammetta narrates the first tale of the day telling the story of Tancredi who after slaying his daughter Ghismonda s lover sends her his heart in a golden cup She then decides to fill the cup with poison drinks it and diesAmong other tragic stories my favorite is the one that followsFIFTH TALEFilomena tells the sad story of Lisabetta who has her lover Lorenzo murdered by her brothers In a dream he tells her where they buried his body and she decides to take his head and to set it in a pot of basil whereon she daily weeps a great while nor did she ever water these with other water than that of her tears or rose or orange flower water Boccaccio s language and wit in writing here is similar to Cervantes in Don uixote as he was able to write about violence sex or even scatological humor for example successfully turning those themes into very light reads making the episodes funny and enjoyable without shocking his readers Not that he seemed to be in any way afraid of being offensive and raising some eyebrows his tales about clergyman being deceitful or hypocrites to borrow one of the adjectives he employed in one of the narratives or nuns having sex seem to be a direct criticism and a mockery to their status as holy peopleOne of the aspects that really amused me was the role of women in his work Boccaccio directly spoke to the gracious ladies with the words below in the first day defining them as the main audience to his book As often most gracious ladies as taking thought in myself I mind me how very pitiful you are all by nature so often do I recognize that this present work will to your thinking have a grievous and a weariful beginning inasmuch as the dolorous remembrance of the late pestiferous mortality which it beareth on its forefront is universally irksome to all who saw or otherwise knew it On the fourth day once again he addressed the ladies by writing about having been criticized for liking the ladies too much and thinking solely of pleasuring them with his tales There are then discreet ladies some who reading these stories have said that you please me overmuch and that it is not a seemly thing that I should take so much delight in pleasuring and solacing you and some have said yet worse of commending you as I do Setting the discussion aside of why he would include that odd defense it seems he was being defensive without having been actually attacked on Decamerone I was amazed by the extensive portraits Boccaccio painted of women they were cunning sad some were cheaters others were passionate subjugated and the roles go on For living in a time where men loved and idolized and described women as being the most beautiful things to have ever walked on the earth women so much constantly elevating them to goddesses status it seems that Boccaccio masterfully wrote an array of human like characters with great range of emotionsFilm adaptation there s been many adaptations but I ve only watched one 1971 s Il Decameron by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini Who would be better than the ever so controversial filmmaker to add extra layers of mockery satire and erotica to Boccaccio s already teasing tales The director nicely connected nine of the stories through the fifth tale of the sixth day where Pasolini played the painter Giotto This film is in no way necessary to complement the book but it was a great one hour and a half of pure funRating Boccaccio s work proved to be a fine companion as I often read his stories on my commute to work and found myself giggling all the time I can see myself re reading some tales from time to time like you would with a daily reflections book For that 4 stars

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Summary É Il Decamerone 102 Giovanni Boccaccio á 2 Characters Summary Il Decamerone Ortraits of people from all stations in life with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactionsTranslated with an Introduction and Notes by G H McWilliam. My plan for 2020 is to explore the history of the novel by returning to its origins beginning with Rabelais and Cervantes And so I decided to close this year with The Decameron as a sort of introduction to the project in order to be able to better recognise the stylistic innovations introduced by those later writings I don t think I would have read it otherwiseIn all honesty The Decameron offers very little to a modern reader It is very much of its time filled with witty references to local people and places which would have been easily understood and considered very clever at the time but which are or less lost on us today even with the benefit of footnotes Its themes are not universal It is concerned on the whole with trifling subjects witty turns of phrase and bawdy adventures While the stories can be entertaining they lack the sort of substance we have come to expect today But is difficult to criticise the book on this basis given its place in history It was certainly outstanding in its own historical context as is apparent in its influence on literature for many hundreds of yearsOne thing I found notable about the book is its high cynicism its lack of reverence for political and religious figures as well as a lack of credence for religious ideas in general There is rarely a moral element to these stories which focus instead on material and corporeal concerns This is contrary to what I had expected given the position and authority of the Church at the timeThis is as good a time as any to note that the rating system doesn t really hold for books like The Decameron and others I intend to read next year The Decameron doesn t deserve anything less than five stars given its historical importance But I feel that automatically giving the maximum rating to the classics is not all that helpful an indication as to whether a book is still relevant and worth reading today So I will try find a balance in my rating between historical context and my own reaction as seems appropriate

  • Paperback
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  • Il Decamerone
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • English
  • 20 January 2020
  • 9780140449303