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by Giovanni Boccaccio, Mark Musa, Peter Bondanella, Thomas G. Bergin
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
These are 100 short stories and like the earlier Arabic 1001 Nights or Chaucer's later Canterbury Tales told within a frame: Ten Florentine nobles, seven women and three men, flee the city to the country to escape the Black Plague for ten days. Each in turn is established as Queen or King for the da...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
A good book and worth reading. It is a collection of a hundred short stories with a frame tale. This book is sometimes seen either as a response or a complement to the Divine Comedy. While it is very aware of Dante, I don't think that it is that at all. It prefigures in a lot of ways the renaiss...
Florencia rated it 5 years ago
Bueno, ya que estoy, hago la misma aclaración para este libro. Como no se sabe qué aclaración es, ya que luego se pierde el hilo de las "actualizaciones", remito a la reseña-aclaración de [b:Inferno|15645|Inferno (The Divine Comedy, #1)|Dante Alighieri|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/133...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it 6 years ago
The Decameron, by Giovanni Bocaccio **** Bocaccio followed hot on the heels of Dante but in many ways the books for which they are both known could not be more different. “The Decameron” is almost the exact opposite of Dante’s “Comedia”, written in prose instead of poetry, concerned with things ea...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 8 years ago
I have this dusty old, black hardcover book sitting there in my library. It has been there for over 30 years, and I still haven't read it. I guess I shouuld at least give it a try. But I don't like short stories and won't it all feel so "out of date"?if there is someone out there who has read this a...
Zrinka rated it 8 years ago
who would've thought that the Middle Ages were so colorful
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
Suck it Boccaccio, I totally read your shit. Well, around 65% of it. I used a couple of different lists of "the best of them," and skipped any stories that weren't on either list.I've read a bunch of non-fiction books recently that at least touch on Italy in the 14th century, and I keep thinking, ...
No Glitter Blown
No Glitter Blown rated it 11 years ago
Bawdy and risque, "The Decameron" makes it immediately obvious why the Reformation occurred. Irreverent and mocking of the Church's absolute power and corruption.
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