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Read online The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant by Giovanni Boccaccio

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The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment
Title:The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment
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A milestone in feminist literature this marvelous European romance narrated by a woman is considered the first psychological novel in a modern language and a precursor of stream of consciousness fiction Written by Giovanni Boccaccio between and The Elegy has never before been available in a complete or accurate English translation br br Lady Fiammetta the first person narrator and protagonist recounts how although a married woman she falls in love with a handsome young foreigner named Panfilo and driven by irresistible passion becomes his lover Panfilo subsequently abandons Fiammetta and returns to his native land where his elderly father is said to be dying When he fails to keep his promise to return Fiammetta in what is the heart of the narrative describes her longings her anguish and her despair A host of contradictory sentiments drive her to desperation and to an unsuccessful suicide attempt After a time Fiammetta resumes her futile wait for Panfilo She finally resolves to seek him out in his native land Disguising her true intent from her husband she secures his promise to help her in this undertaking Addressing an exclusively female audience Fiammetta warns them about the vicious ways of men Her whole narrative in fact adds up to an indictment of men as both readers and lovers Eliciting a remarkably wide range of responses from readers and critics Fiammetta has been variously described as a pathetic victim of male cruelty an irresponsible fool of a girl a sophisticated cunning and wholly disingenuous female and finally a genuinely modern woman Whatever judgment we make of her Fiammetta stands out among medieval women as an ardent and outspoken feminist, Life of Dante is a fascinating and hugely important literary work both in terms of the revelations it provides into the lives and thoughts of two great Italian men and also as an early example of biography Boccaccio was a fervent admirer of Dante and as such he embarked upon writing this short piece as a vindication of the merits of his illustrious fellow citizen Yet far from being simply an account of the misfortunes that befell the great Florentine exile the resulting i Life of Dante i also gives precious insight into Boccaccio s own ideas on a wide variety of issues including poetry literature women and society, No description available, The Decameron c is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague Boccaccio s skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions br br Translated with an Introduction and Notes by G H McWilliam