Boccaccio


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Italian poet (born in France) (1313-1375)

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As this new set of characters well prove, it is thanks to the art of storytelling that through exposing their most hidden desires, all the while remaining immune to the plague and its inevitable consequences, they can nevertheless celebrate life--a moral lesson that Boccaccio himself would also have been willing to share.
Finally and very importantly, as the volume's second essay and the ten essays on each day illustrate, this study's overall thrust points to the reading of the entire masterpiece--the fourfold discourse of the Boccaccio persona; the brigata's story; the one hundred tales; and the ten ballads--as a rewriting of the Christian Middle Ages.
I therefore propose that Tessa's improvisational poetics is ordered by intrinsic rhythms set in motion by her semiotic memory found in her chora, which is represented metaphorically by Boccaccio as the "Valle delle donne.
An Italian shipping line leased the 36-year-old Al-Salam Boccaccio 98 from Egypt.
Rescuers found 203 people from the Al-Salam Boccaccio alive, some of them treading water 10 hours after the boat went down.
As Roberta Morosini notes in her extensive introduction to this collection of essays, the task of her nine contributors is to analyze the narrative modalities whereby Boccaccio describes geographical space within his various works, with emphasis on the cities, lands and gardens of both the Orient and Occident, as well as the islands and peoples of the farthest reaches of the Mediterranean and beyond.
The Ghost of Boccaccio originated with Stephen Kolsky's studies of Mario Equicola under the guidance of Conor Fahy, and follows in the wake of his recent books on Equicola, Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris, and the north Italian courts.
In the following essay (`Chaucer's uncommon voice: some contexts for influence'), Karla Taylor discusses the social contexts out of which Chaucer and Boccaccio wrote and which they also wrote about (courtly or mercantile, pastoral or urban), and the consequent differences in the ethos of their works, especially evident in a comparison of Decameron, v, 9 and x, 5 with the Franklin's Tale.
Indeed, Boccaccio observes that while the perfect circularity of the Valley's central plain suggests that it had been traced by a compass, it does not owe this regularity to human artifice, for--and here he resorts to a paradoxical expression--it is the "artifice of nature" ("artificio della natura" Day 6.
Furthermore, in most of the homilies of the Hexameron the speaker time and again addresses his audience, not unlike the Boccaccio persona, who also addresses his intended, albeit fictional, readers, the women in love, at strategic moments of the work.
Boccaccio provides a grand historical backdrop for his story, which begins in thirteenth century Sicily.
Timothy Kircher's meticulously researched book argues that Petrarch and Boccaccio advanced the humanist movement by challenging the Church's claim for immutable ethical and epistemological truth with their own insights into the movement of time and the power of variable emotions.
An Italian shipping line leased the 36-year-old Al-Salam Boccaccio 98 - a sister ship of the Herald of Free Enterprise - from Egypt.
Rescuers found 314 people from the Al-Salam Boccaccio alive, some of them treading water 10 hours after the boat went down.
While the glosses contained in the manuscript are also presented, these are much fewer than, and often unrelated to, those by Boccaccio himself, and are full of unresolved lacunae.