The Ethical Dimension of the 'Decameron'

The Ethical Dimension of the 'Decameron'

by Marilyn Migiel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442625761
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: Toronto Italian Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Marilyn Migiel is a professor in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron

1. Wanted: Translators of the Decameron’s Moral and Ethical Complexities

2 He Said, She Said, We Read: An Ethical Reflection on a Confluence of Voices

3. Can the Lower Classes Be Wise? (For the Answer, See Your Translation of the Decameron)

4. Some Restrictions Apply: Testing the Reader in Decameron 3.8

5. Rushing to Judge? Read the Story of Tofano and Ghita (Decameron 7.4)

6. New Lessons in Criticism and Blame from the Decameron

7. He Ironizes, He Ironizes Not, He Ironizes…

To Conclude: A Conclusion that Is Not One

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Janet Smarr

“A new and insightful contribution to Decameron studies, The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron calls for us to read with more precision and to come to an acceptance of ambiguities instead of eliding or resolving them.”

Myriam Ruthenberg

The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron asks important questions. It does not preach a particular viewpoint, but, instead, questions the imposition thereof; it challenges the reader to look beyond the surface, much like the text at its core.”

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