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Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
0140449302
April 2003
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Book Description
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by G. H. McWilliam


Caddie Woodlawn
Carol Ryrie Brink
0689713703
Feb 1990
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Book Review
At age 11, Caddie Woodlawn is the despair of her mother and the pride of her father: a clock-fixing tomboy running wild in the woods of Wisconsin. In 1864, this is a bit much for her Boston-bred mother to bear, but Caddie and her brothers are happy with the status quo. Written in 1935 about Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother's childhood, the adventures of Caddie and her brothers are still exciting over 60 years later. With each chapter comes another ever-more exciting adventure: a midnight gallop on her horse across a frozen river to warn her American Indian friends of the white men's plan to attack; a prairie fire approaching the school house; and a letter from England that may change the family's life forever. This Newbery Medal-winning book bursts at the seams with Caddie's irrepressible spirit. In spite of her mother's...


The Decameron: Selected Tales
Giovanni Boccaccio
0486411133
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A group of 14th-century Florentines recount stories of romance and adventure in this landmark of medieval literature. 25 tales, selected from the original 100, highlight the very best of The Decameron and its tremendous variety—earthy and irreverent satires, gripping tales of murder and revenge, love stories, and much more. J. M. Rigg translation. Introduction.


The Decameron: Translated by Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella with an Introduction by Thomas G. Bergin
Giovanni Boccaccio
0451528662
November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales in Boccaccio's masterpiece are peopled by nobles, knights, nuns, doctors, lawyers, students, artists, peasants, pilgrims, servants, spendthrifts, thieves, gamblers, police-and lovers, both faithful and faithless.


Caddie Woodlawn
Carol Ryrie Brink
0027136701
Nov 1973
Hardcover
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Book Review
At age 11, Caddie Woodlawn is the despair of her mother and the pride of her father: a clock-fixing tomboy running wild in the woods of Wisconsin. In 1864, this is a bit much for her Boston-bred mother to bear, but Caddie and her brothers are happy with the status quo. Written in 1935 about Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother's childhood, the adventures of Caddie and her brothers are still exciting over 60 years later. With each chapter comes another ever-more exciting adventure: a midnight gallop on her horse across a frozen river to warn her American Indian friends of the white men's plan to attack; a prairie fire approaching the school house; and a letter from England that may change the family's life forever. This Newbery Medal-winning book bursts at the seams with Caddie's irrepressible spirit. In spite of her mother's...


The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
0192836919
Mar 1999
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This fourteenth-century Italian book, which inspired Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Balzac, remains one of the most enjoyable anthologies of short stories ever written. Some young unmarried nobles, the "beautiful people" of the age, decide to wait out the Florentine plague in their country estates, amusing each other every evening with earthy stories, some outright bawdy, others pointing to a moral. Nine capable Brits represent the storytellers in Naxos's sampling of a graceful, uncredited translation. Well-chosen music adds to the atmosphere. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred...


Paradiso
Dante Alighieri
0553212044
January 1986
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"The English Dante of choice."--Hugh Kenner.

"Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths."--Robert Fagles, Princeton University.

"Tough and supple, tender and violent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . . Mandelbaum's Dante will stand high among modern translations."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Lovers of the English language will be delighted by this eloquently accomplished enterprise."
--Book Review Digest

Book Description
This brilliant new verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum captures the consummate beauty of the third and last part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The Paradiso is a luminous poem of love and light, of optics,...


The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta
Giovanni Boccaccio
0226062767
Nov 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
A milestone in feminist literature, this marvelous European romance, narrated by a woman, is considered the first psychological novel in a modern language and a precursor of stream-of-consciousness fiction. Written by Giovanni Boccaccio between 1343 and 1345, The Elegy has never before been available in a complete or accurate English translation.

Lady Fiammetta, the first-person narrator and protagonist, recounts how, although a married woman, she falls in love with a handsome young foreigner named Panfilo and, driven by irresistible passion, becomes his lover. Panfilo subsequently abandons Fiammetta and returns to his native land, where his elderly father is said to be dying. When he fails to keep his promise to return, Fiammetta, in what is the heart of the narrative, describes her longings, her anguish, and...


Before the Knight's Tale: Imitation of Classical Epic in Boccaccio's Teseida
David Anderson
081228108X
August 1988
Hardcover
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Decameron and the Philosophy of Storytelling
Richard Francis Kuhns
0231136080
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Many insightful remarks about the nature of Baccaccio's narrative art... Highly recommended." -- Choice

Review
"The deepest work in the philosophy of art is based on an engagement with art itself, rather than with what philosophers have written, who refer to art only as examples. Richard Kuhns's philosophy of the story and story-telling is derived from a close reading of Bocaccio's Decameron, viewed in the light of the literary history it engendered and the visual art it drew on, but also through the sexual psychology for which telling and hearing stories is a metaphor. His book, moreover, has something of the lightness and poetry of its subject, refreshingly free of the heavy burden of theory that has inflected to its detriment so much recent work in literary analysis. It is...


Famous Women
Giovanni Boccaccio
0674011309
March 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
While largely known for the Decameron (c.1351), Boccaccio exercised a profound influence on British and European literature with his Latin De mulieribus claris. Geoffrey Chaucer inserted a translation of the "Zenobia" chapter into his "Monk's Tale," and Christine de Pizan took Famous Women as a starting point for her City of Women. Inspired by Petrarch's Lives of Famous Men, it represents the first biographical compendium of women's lives. Boccaccio prepared 106 brief lives of women ranging from Eve to Joanna, Queen of Jerusalem. Covering both the virtuous and the infamous, his figures are drawn mostly from Greco-Latin Antiquity, though he does offer an account of Pope Joan. While Boccaccio reflects the biases of the Late Middle Ages, he aims to be balanced and sympathetc in his accounts. This edition provides the...


The Ethics of Nature in the Middle Ages
Gregory Stone
0312213530
Aug 1998
Hardcover
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Speculum
Stone's elegant control of his material and his dazzling readings of Boccaccio's texts...powerful and innovative study will no doubt invigorate scholars...

Review
"Stone's elegant control of his material and his dazzling readings of Boccaccio's texts provide...[a] powerful and innovative study..."


Giovanni Boccaccio's "Nymphs of Fiesole"
Giovanni Boccaccio
0838678351
January 1975
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation)


Boccaccio: Decameron
David J. Wallace
0521388511
August 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
In Boccaccio's innovative text ten young people leave Florence to escape the Black Death of 1348, and organize their collective life in the countryside through the pleasure and discipline of storytelling. David Wallace guides the reader through their one hundred novelle, which explore both new and familiar conflicts with unprecendented subtlety, urgency and humor: everything from the struggle for domestic space, fought out between individual men and women, to the greater politics of the Mediterranean world where Christian and Arab meet. He emphasizes the relationship between the Decameron and the precocious proto-capitalist culture of Boccaccio's Florence. He also discusses gender issues and the influence of the text, particularly on Chaucer and on the novel.


Boccaccio in English: A Bibliography of Editions, Adaptations, and Criticism
Franklin Samuel Stych
0313289670
January 1995
Hardcover
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Review
“Few authors are served as well as Stych serves Boccaccio. Within the covers of one volume interested scholars can find the complete range of that author's influence in the English-speaking world from the time of Chaucer to two years ago. Editions and translations are listed, as are adaptations and parallels, references that by themselves would make the title worthwhile. Stych has done a valuable piece of work; and the volume will remain useful for years to come. Academic collections.”–Choice

Book Description
Boccaccio's writings were influential throughout the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, affecting authors such as Chaucer and Shakespeare, and since then, scholarship on Boccaccio has flourished. This bibliography provides a comprehensive record of editions and...


The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
0393017540
Apr 1983
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This fourteenth-century Italian book, which inspired Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Balzac, remains one of the most enjoyable anthologies of short stories ever written. Some young unmarried nobles, the "beautiful people" of the age, decide to wait out the Florentine plague in their country estates, amusing each other every evening with earthy stories, some outright bawdy, others pointing to a moral. Nine capable Brits represent the storytellers in Naxos's sampling of a graceful, uncredited translation. Well-chosen music adds to the atmosphere. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred...


The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
0393091325
Jan 1980
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Boccaccio's Dante and the Shaping Force of Satire
Robert Hollander
0472107674
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Before the publications of Robert Hollander and Attilio Bettinzoli in the early 1980s, there was little recognition of the surprisingly large debt owed by Boccaccio to Dante hidden in the pages of the Decameron. Boccaccio's knowledge and use of the works of Dante constitute a challenging topic, one that is beginning to receive the attention it deserves.

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