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review Il Decamerone 109 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. 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 seven young ladies and three young men who to contextualize this fine collection fled the magnificent city of Florence a place I adore and with which I have a bond that goes beyond the origin of my name and ancestry trying to escape from the Black Death These stories are mostly about the connections between intelligence and fortune and how the sort of picaresue characters manage to achieve success Often involving eroticism Boccaccio must have been the EL James of his time but you know with writing skills these tales accentuate the distance from medieval ideals focusing on the actual human beingAnyway I started reading this collection in 2013 and failed miserably Statistics06252013 marked as currently reading09222013 page 590 640%01022014 marked as will i ever finish it12102015 marked as started reading from page 1 clandestinely12202015 marked as currently reading officially02132016 marked as finishedBut as you see this year I made it It ended up being a rather special read for me since I happen to have a photo of a loyal companion sitting by my side a devoted witness of my struggle with his beautiful amber eyes on me which I can only visualize now view spoilerHey he s not dead He s just not with me any hide spoiler

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review Il Decamerone 109 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. 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 ten days All these stories exist within one story which is about this group of people who come together in Florence during an outbreak of the plague and how they react to it which is by going off into the surrounding countryside and recreating a kind of temporary Eden outside the ravages of the times Beyond that there are the author s intentions and his defence of his work which are a further frame to the whole work Boccaccio sees stories as a form of education in this case to teach his reader which he largely assumed to be women since references to potential male readers are rare about love Love is a vague word in English you can love to have tea with your chips you might love your dog or the colour yellow on a bedroom door None of those feature in the Decameron love here is of the sexual or occasionally of the romantic kindThe new society of the ten people is based on affinity and trust They live in common although apparently using the estates of other people and they benefit from the labour of servants so this is socially exclusive unlike The Canterbury Tales in which people come from a mix of social backgrounds The new society is time bound and intended from the first like reading itself to be a temporary respite from events They have a monarch to rule each day but each of the ten in turn gets one day to rule One of the advantages of taking part in a group read like our one of the Decameron is benefiting from the contributions that all the other readers make ReemK10 pointed out that that there is a wealth of meaning in the character names and in the complex of numbers three men and seven women the importance of ten and so on but as a reader all of that largely passed me over The only character who really stood out for me was Dioneo and not because he was Dionysian but because he got to tell the last story of everyday This at last was a reference point everything else was in flux for me I felt at one moment that Panfilo was an author stand in but that moment passed and life returned to normal In other words the Decameron has intricate foundations but they don t interfere with the appearance of the building For the reader there are simply one hundred stories divided into ten days set in a framing narrative with some linking text The stories give an impression of the world view of leisured middle to upper class urban people socially below the nobility but of high enough status and wealth to be able to look down on people who are overly concerned with business of mid fourteenth century north Italy The geographical scope ranges over the entire Mediterranean with a couple of stories set in France and England England is as exotic here as Saladin a fantasy destination where dreams can become true there are no stories set in China or other far eastern locations despite The Travels of Marco Polo The Merchant of Prato gives an idea of just how natural and everyday that geographical scope was to those involved in commerce in Italy at that time The stories are set throughout history some in antiuity others in the recent past many are roughly contemporary to Boccaccio s time Boccaccio may not have invented any of the stories Many are recognisable retellings and some will in turn be retold by Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales others like the horrible Griselda story seem to have been widely known at the time and pop up in a variety of sources as a role model for a good woman see for instance Le Menagier de ParisIn The Canterbury Tales Chaucer reuses and adapts a few stories from Decameron and takes Boccaccio s idea of a framing narrative however he makes an important change Chaucer s storytellers cover a fairly broad social spectrum view spoileralbeit with a southern English bias hide spoiler Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews plague Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid Siete prioridades de la vida p. The Decameron is a set of one hundred stories told to each other by a group of ten Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 people seven women and three men over ten days All these stories exist within one story which is about this group of Little Raindrop people who come together in Florence during an outbreak of the More Latin Readings plague and how they react to it which is by going off into the surrounding countryside and recreating a kind of temporary Eden outside the ravages of the times Beyond that there are the author s intentions and his defence of his work which are a further frame to the whole work Boccaccio sees stories as a form of education in this case to teach his reader which he largely assumed to be women since references to Learning AV Foundation potential male readers are rare about love Love is a vague word in English you can love to have tea with your chips you might love your dog or the colour yellow on a bedroom door None of those feature in the Decameron love here is of the sexual or occasionally of the romantic kindThe new society of the ten The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race people is based on affinity and trust They live in common although apparently using the estates of other Transforming Church Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great Blank people and they benefit from the labour of servants so this is socially exclusive unlike The Canterbury Tales in which Sembilan Mata Hati people come from a mix of social backgrounds The new society is time bound and intended from the first like reading itself to be a temporary respite from events They have a monarch to rule each day but each of the ten in turn gets one day to rule One of the advantages of taking Dr Hook and Me part in a group read like our one of the Decameron is benefiting from the contributions that all the other readers make ReemK10 Scars Run Deep pointed out that that there is a wealth of meaning in the character names and in the complex of numbers three men and seven women the importance of ten and so on but as a reader all of that largely Parnassus on Wheels passed me over The only character who really stood out for me was Dioneo and not because he was Dionysian but because he got to tell the last story of everyday This at last was a reference Rebel in the Soul An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny point everything else was in flux for me I felt at one moment that Panfilo was an author stand in but that moment When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus passed and life returned to normal In other words the Decameron has intricate foundations but they don t interfere with the appearance of the building For the reader there are simply one hundred stories divided into ten days set in a framing narrative with some linking text The stories give an impression of the world view of leisured middle to upper class urban Computers as Theatre people socially below the nobility but of high enough status and wealth to be able to look down on Different Sexual Worlds people who are overly concerned with business of mid fourteenth century north Italy The geographical scope ranges over the entire Mediterranean with a couple of stories set in France and England England is as exotic here as Saladin a fantasy destination where dreams can become true there are no stories set in China or other far eastern locations despite The Travels of Marco Polo The Merchant of Prato gives an idea of just how natural and everyday that geographical scope was to those involved in commerce in Italy at that time The stories are set throughout history some in antiuity others in the recent Close Up and Personal Spotlight #1 past many are roughly contemporary to Boccaccio s time Boccaccio may not have invented any of the stories Many are recognisable retellings and some will in turn be retold by Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales others like the horrible Griselda story seem to have been widely known at the time and Merlin and Other Poems pop up in a variety of sources as a role model for a good woman see for instance Le Menagier de ParisIn The Canterbury Tales Chaucer reuses and adapts a few stories from Decameron and takes Boccaccio s idea of a framing narrative however he makes an important change Chaucer s storytellers cover a fairly broad social spectrum view spoileralbeit with a southern English bias hide spoiler

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review Il Decamerone 109 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. Preface to the Second EditionTranslator s IntroductionSelect Bibliography The Decameron NotesMapsIndex to StoriesIndex to Translator s Introduction and Notes


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  • Paperback
  • 909
  • Il Decamerone
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • English
  • 08 February 2018
  • 9780140449303