The Decameron (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

The Decameron (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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by Giovanni Boccaccio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393091325

ISBN-13: 9780393091328

Pub. Date: 07/28/1977

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This volume contains twenty-one of the hundred novelle that comprise Boccaccio’s masterpiece.
The stories have been chosen to represent the most notable of the author’s themes and the most characteristic and influential examples of his narrative technique. All are in new translations by Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella which successfully capture Boccaccio…  See more details below

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This volume contains twenty-one of the hundred novelle that comprise Boccaccio’s masterpiece.
The stories have been chosen to represent the most notable of the author’s themes and the most characteristic and influential examples of his narrative technique. All are in new translations by Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella which successfully capture Boccaccio’s variations in diction and sentence structure.
"Contemporary Reactions" includes Petrarch’s letters to Boccaccio after completion of The Decameron and the responses of such Italian Renaissance figures as Leonardo Bruni, Filippo Villani, Giannozzo Manetti, and Ludovico Dolce, all of which have been translated for this edition.
"Modern Criticism" includes interpretations by Ugo Foscolo, Francesco De Sanctis, Erich Auerbach, Aldo D. Scaglione, Wayne Booth, Tzvetan Todorov, Robert J. Clements, and Marga Cottino-Jones.
Thomas G. Bergin’s important historical overview is published here for the first time, while Ben Lawton’s study of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s filming of The Decameron and a general essay by the editors were written specially for this volume.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393091328
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1977
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
615,751
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Decameron 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Reminded me a bit of Spoon River Anthology. Very vivid, interesting portrayals of a wide cross-section of humanity in a very difficult historical period. It almost reads like a census forum of sorts. Very interesting.
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We read some in school and I was intrigued, but this is a really bad version. Its really confusing to read and not worth getting.