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Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works by Victoria Kirkham,Michael Sherberg,Janet Levarie Smarr

By Victoria Kirkham,Michael Sherberg,Janet Levarie Smarr

Long celebrated as one in every of “the 3 Crowns” of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) experimented commonly with the kinds of literature. His prolific and cutting edge writings—which variety past the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invective—became robust versions for authors in Italy and around the Continent.           

           

This choice of essays provides Boccaccio’s existence and artistic output in its encyclopedic variety. Exploring a number of genres, Latin in addition to Italian, it offers brief descriptions of all his works, situates them in his oeuvre, and lines severe expositions in their so much salient positive factors and techniques. Designed for readers in any respect degrees, it's going to attract students of literature, medieval and Renaissance experiences, humanism and the classical culture; in addition to eu historians, artwork historians, and scholars of fabric tradition and the historical past of the publication. Anchored by way of an creation and chronology, this quantity includes contributions through admired Boccaccio students within the usa, in addition to essays via participants from France, Italy, and the uk. The yr 2013, Boccaccio’s seven-hundredth birthday, may be a massive one for the research of his paintings and may see a rise in educational curiosity in reassessing his legacy.

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