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Il Decamerone review ✓ 100 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 p. Nothing is so indecent that it cannot be said to another person if the proper words are used to convey it Giovanni Boccaccio The DecameronLike The Canterbury Tales The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentleman The Arabian Nights Tales from a Thousand and One Nights etc The Decameron is an early masterpiece of literature It is one of those books I avoided because I thought it would be stilted and boring Hells NASTY Bells was I wrong Boccaccio is funny flippant irreverent libidinous provocative inspiring insulting crazy and always always entertaining 100 stories told during the the summer of 1348 as the Black Death is ravaging Florence and Europe Ten aristocratic youths take to the country to escape the death stink and bodies of the City and to hang out and amuse themselves on stories of love and adventure and sex and trickery Bad priests evil princes saints sinners and various twists and turns paints a detailed picture of Italy from over 660 years ago that seems just as modern and funky as today Things have certainly changed but lords and ladies it is incredible just how many things have stayed the same

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Il Decamerone review ✓ 100 The Decameron c1351 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. I guess this might be a good time to finally finish reading this I started this book twice in the past in 2010 and 2014 but never managed to finish

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Il Decamerone review ✓ 100 Ortraits of people from all stations in life with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactionsTranslated with an Introduction and Notes by G H McWilliam. My plan for 2020 is to explore the history of the novel by returning to its origins beginning with Rabelais and Cervantes And so I decided to close this year with The Decameron as a sort of introduction to the project in order to be able to better recognise the stylistic innovations introduced by those later writings I don t think I would have read it otherwiseIn all honesty The Decameron offers very little to a modern reader It is very much of its time filled with witty references to local people and places which would have been easily understood and considered very clever at the time but which are or less lost on us today even with the benefit of footnotes Its themes are not universal It is concerned on the whole with trifling subjects witty turns of phrase and bawdy adventures While the stories can be entertaining they lack the sort of substance we have come to expect today But is difficult to criticise the book on this basis given its place in history It was certainly outstanding in its own historical context as is apparent in its influence on literature for many hundreds of yearsOne thing I found notable about the book is its high cynicism its lack of reverence for political and religious figures as well as a lack of credence for religious ideas in general There is rarely a moral element to these stories which focus instead on material and corporeal concerns This is contrary to what I had expected given the position and authority of the Church at the timeThis is as good a time as any to note that the rating system doesn t really hold for books like The Decameron and others I intend to read next year The Decameron doesn t deserve anything less than five stars given its historical importance But I feel that automatically giving the maximum rating to the classics is not all that helpful an indication as to whether a book is still relevant and worth reading today So I will try find a balance in my rating between historical context and my own reaction as seems appropriate


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio Ý 0 Free read Read & Download Il Decamerone Il Decamerone The Decameron Giovanni Boccacccio The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio 1313–1375 The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death which was afflicting the city Boccaccio probably conceived

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    Read & Download Il Decamerone EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio I guess this might be a good time to finally finish reading this? I started this book twice in the past in 2010 and 2014 but

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    Giovanni Boccaccio Ý 0 Free read EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio After a couple of years two attempts and two different editions I have finally finished this book The first great literary accomplishment of 2016All I can say is that the history of humanity lies on every page of this book Virtues and defects that have illuminated and darkened human existence were elouently expressed by Boccaccio's brilliant pen that concocted with mastery and otherworldly wit one hundred tales told by

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio Ý 0 Free read In the 14th century in Europe during the devastating times of the Black Death a group of young Florentines seven women and three men decide to flee to seek shelter and escape from the plague in a villa outside of the city of Florence This is the basic frame used by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio to tell us one hundred tales of life love and fortune with The DecameronAfter leaving the city in order to pass

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron is a set of one hundred stories told to each other by a group of ten people seven women and three men over

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    Read & Download Il Decamerone EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio My plan for 2020 is to explore the history of the novel by returning to its origins beginning with Rabelais and Cervantes And so I decided to close this year with The Decameron as a sort of introduction to the project in order to be able to be

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Il Decamerone] AUTHOR Giovanni Boccaccio Preface to the Second EditionTranslator's IntroductionSelect Bibliography The Decameron NotesMapsIndex to StoriesIndex to Translator's Introduction and Notes

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    Giovanni Boccaccio Ý 0 Free read Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Giovanni Boccaccio Read & Download Il Decamerone Permit me to offer another roar of support for reading The Decameron A divine mathematical structure ten parts of ten chapters with ten characters told over ten days props up this rollicking ride of classic storytelling A modern translation this ed from JG Nichols renders the original in all its libidinous virtuous mischief making each page a rapturous pleasure to turn This book needs no further endorsement from me Make arrangemen

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