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  Flak Magazine: Review of Boccaccio's Decameron, 8.11.99
Boccaccio's Decameron, little known outside of academia in general and the Italian department in particular, is one such title.
Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron is a terrific example: the problems of corruption in high office, sexual jealousy and the differences between the rich and the poor figure directly into a large number of the Decameron's tales.
The Decameron, beyond being a mere capacitor for smut and bawdiness, is a frightening look at a society becoming unraveled by the effects of the Plague.
www.flakmag.com /books/decameron.html   (590 words)

 The Decameron - Cunnan
Written by Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron stands alongside the Canterbury Tales as one of the most famous collections of short stories ever.
The stories of the Decameron range from the poignant and worthy to outright bawdy.
The Decameron was also the model for The Heptameron by Margueritte de Navarre, as well as providing inspiration for countless other authors.
cunnan.sca.org.au /index.php?title=The_Decameron&printable=yes   (193 words)

 'The Decameron ' , by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) | Artwork of the Month
Boccaccio's Decameron was written in about 1350 during the outbreak of the Plague in Florence.
In The Decameron we see most of the members of the group sitting, listening intently to the latest tale.
It was, she stated, a companion to The Decameron that Lever had acquired in the previous year.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /picture-of-month/furtherReading.asp?id=317&venue=7   (702 words)

 The Decameron Web. How does encoding help pedagogy?
The Decameron Web, previously presented in a poster at ACH/ALLC 2000 in Glasgow, is a growing on-line resource, conceived to support teaching and learning about Boccaccio's masterpiece, and various aspects of life and culture in Medieval times.
Like the brigata of young Florentines who narrate the tales of the Decameron, a learning brigata is formed, with leaders in charge of the class discussion, according to the order established by the text.
In order to give the Decameron more analytical context, we plan to add other works by Boccaccio, specifically the Corbaccio and the Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta, which will be encoded with the same DTD, and delivered with the same software, thus creating a collection of works by Boccaccio, and, ultimately, of their translations.
www.nyu.edu /its/humanities/ach_allc2001/papers/roz/index.html   (1836 words)

 Amazon.com: The Decameron: Second Edition (Penguin Classics): Books: Giovanni Boccaccio,G. H. McWilliam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Decameron (c.1351) 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 claims that his goal in writing 'The Decameron' was to entertain and 'provide succour and diversion' (Prologue 3) to young women who are in love - presumably those whose love lives are not going well at the moment.
www.amazon.com /Decameron-Second-Penguin-Classics/dp/014044629X   (2684 words)

 The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio - Penguin Classics
In the early summer of the year 1348, as a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories—a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fortune which later inspired Chaucer, Keats and Shakespeare.
Like the Divine Comedy, the Decameron is a towering monument of medieval pre-Renaissance literature, and incorporates certain important elements that are not at once apparent to today's readers.
Ser Cepperello deceives a holy friar with a false confession, then he dies; and although in life he was a most wicked man, in death he is reputed to be a Saint, and is called Saint Ciappelletto.
us.penguinclassics.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140449303,00.html   (5056 words)

 The Decameron
The Plague: "The Decameron," is written in the thirteenth century amid the background of a devastating plague labeled the Black Death.
Since both the plague and the inevitable death of many people are very important background to The Decameron, the nuns and Masetto probably want to enjoy whatever time they have left on earth and indulge in sexual pleasure.
Religion: In addition to the plague, "The Decameron" is written at a time when religion played a critical role in the daily affairs of the populace.
webpage.pace.edu /erichie/group1/FinalHistoryReligion.html   (913 words)

 John William Waterhouse: A Tale from the Decameron - 1916 « Paintings
John William Waterhouse: A Tale from the Decameron - 1916 « Paintings
John William Waterhouse: A Tale from the Decameron - 1916
Decameron, one hundred stories by Boccaccio; important source book for Elizabethan and French authors
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 Amazon.com: The Decameron (Signet Classics): Books: Giovanni Boccaccio,Thomas G. Bergin,Mark Musa,Peter Bondanella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Decameron is one of my favorite novels; this is the second time I've read it, and it never ceases to amaze me by the depth of human life represented.
The addendum to The Decameron acts as a line of defense for the author from overzealous Christians who he predicts will take offense at the stories and accuse him of "taking too much license in writing these tales" (802).
In the case of The Decameron, the translations recommended by "The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation" are those by (1) G.H. McWilliams and (2) Bondanella and Musa.
www.amazon.com /Decameron-Signet-Classics-Giovanni-Boccaccio/dp/0451528662   (1741 words)

 Amazon.ca: decameron: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (Hardcover - Jun 1971)
Decameron II - Milenio (Paperback - Jan 2001)
The Decameron, its sources and analogues by A. Collingwood Lee (Hardcover - Jan 1909)
www.amazon.ca /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=decameron&tag=54003-20&index=books&pg=6&linkCode=ur2&page=1   (209 words)

 DVD Savant Review: The Decameron
The original Decameron contained 100 tales, and is one of the first major novels; poet Pasolini has reached back to the classics.
Boccaccio's Italia is populated with randy young men and eager young women, all trying to find their way to happiness through sex, while avoiding the condemnation of the church.
The trailer is a nondescript UA collage of images which in themselves aren't very striking; The Decameron is one of those pictures whose appeal has to sneak up on one.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s661decam.html   (823 words)

 Text Menu Page
English translation of the Decameron by J. Rigg (1903), while somewhat dated in its language and style, benefits Decameron Web users in several ways.
For this reason, it has been chosen for the English translation in the bilingual facing pages display of the Decameron text (forthcoming), and will serve as a reference point for a variety of translation activites soon to be added to the Pedagogy Module.
Decameron, translation sometimes attributed to John Florio, 1620
www.brown.edu /Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/dec_ov/dec_ov.shtml   (166 words)

 GradeSaver: The Decameron Essay: Gardens in Confessions and Decameron
In Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, citizens of Florence escape their plague-ridden city for the solitude and safety of the countryside.
Large quantities of refuse were cleared out of the city byofficials specially appointed for the purpose, all sick personswere forbidden entry, and numerous instructions were issued forsafeguarding the people's health, but all to no avail.
While the characters in The Decameron are able to exist in the garden that symbolizes human perfection without ruining it, Saint Augustine, in his Confessions, fails to do so.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/decameron/essay1.html   (1026 words)

 Royal Decameron All Inclusive - Runaway Bay Luxury Hotels
The Royal Decameron Club Caribbean is situated in Runaway Bay, ninety minutes away from the International Airport of Montego Bay and two hours away from the International Airport of Kingston.
The new Royal Decameron offers you a great variety of facilities and services, together with a beautiful sandy beach, fun sports and a great entertainment and activities program.
For your leisure, there are many activities for you to take advantage of including a glass bottom boat, snorkel trip, water skiing, banana ride, wind surfing and kayaks.
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 DVDBeaver.com - The Decameron DVD Review - MGM
The bawdy nature of the original stories helps to do this, but the fact that the originals are made up of many tales is important too.
An effect that increases during the trilogy is the use of the frame.
Those on the right were shocked by the graphic depiction of sex and those on the left were dismayed to find a lack of ideology.
www.dvdbeaver.com /film/DVDReview/decameron.htm   (409 words)

 The Decameron Biography and Summary
The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353.
In the following essay, originally delivered as a lecture in 1975, Bergin reviews Boccaccio's career and reflects on the historical and environmental foundations of the Decameron, characterizing it as a work that conveys the solace that can be provided by art in the face of intolerable reality.
In the following excerpt, Almansi presents a psychological interpretation of Boccacio's first novella of the fourth day in the Decameron, theorizing that Tancredi's murder of his daughter's lover is rooted in his own incestuous feelings for her.
www.bookrags.com /The_Decameron   (242 words)

 WHAT DID THE DECAMERON DO? - The New York Review of Books
Profane writing is OK, they [the older Boccaccio and Petrarch] eventually decide, so long as it is instructive, educates the young to serve the polis, and turns the soul to beauty and truth.
First, and most importantly, this is not a study of the Decameron...more resistant to my thesis than the rest of [Boccaccio's] fiction, and...possibly the most enigmatic text in continental medieval fiction, richly difficult to fathom.
A few years ago, in Boccaccio's Dante and the Shaping Force of Satire (University of Michigan Press, 1997) I suggested that the Decameron explored "humankind's inability to be governed or to govern itself in accord with traditional morality." In other words, Mr.
www.nybooks.com /articles/15894   (681 words)

 The Decameron (TBA) - Hayden Christensen , Mischa Barton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Decameron (TBA) - Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton
"The Decameron" follows 10 young Florentines who escape from the plague by retreating to an Italian villa in the countryside.
At the villa, the 10 keep each other entertained by telling one new tale each night for the 100 days they are in seclusion.
countingdown.com /movies/3739135   (81 words)

 The Decameron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From 1348 to 1353 he wrote his classic, the Decameron, a collection of one hundred short stories, or novelle, told by a group of young ladies and gentlemen during a retreat from Florence in order to escape the plague.
And as the gavocciolo had been and still were an infallible token of approaching death, such also were these spots on whomsoever they shewed themselves.
Nor, for all their number, were their obsequies honored by either tears or lights or crowds of mourners rather, it was come to this, that a dead man was then of no more account than a dead goat would be to-day.
www.nmsu.edu /~honors/decameron.html   (471 words)

 Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site(Boccaccio)
She is one of the storytellers, and at the end of the Fourth Day he describes her receiving the laurel wreath, the kingly symbol given to the person who will decide the next day’s theme.
His description of her is most likely how Boccaccio lovingly saw her, although I’m not too sure I’d like to be said to have “eyes in her head that matched those of a peregrine falcon”.
The Decameron was one of the earliest printed books, the first edition coming out of Venice in 1471.
italophiles.com /boccaccio.htm   (1564 words)

 The Decameron movie,trailer,review,pics,pictures,poster,news,DVD at The Z Review
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Boccaccio's "Il Decameron" (c.1351) is a 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 trying to escape the ravages of the plague.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/d/decameronthe.htm   (431 words)

 Jim's Reviews - The Decameron
Pasolini has jettisoned the framework of Boccaccio's book, written between 1348 and 1353, in which seven women and three men from contemporary Florence, then stricken by plague and the ensuing social chaos, retire to a countryside villa and distract each other by telling stories.
(The title "decameron" literally means "Ten Days' Work," and refers to the ten stories which each of the ten friends tell during a – you guessed it – ten-night period.) Instead, Pasolini creates a double framework, in which he tells, in his own inimitable fashion, nine of Boccaccio's one hundred stories.
These are just a few of the many vivid, and sometimes shocking, details in a film where sensory beauty intersects with political trenchancy, in other words, in a work which is vintage Pasolini.
jclarkmedia.com /pasolini/pasolini20.html   (1474 words)

 Boccaccio and Decameron Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many teachers will find the painting to be painful to view because of the sordid truths conveyed therein.
This book demonstrates that Boccaccio esteemed Dante, and that he often reflected the writings of Dante in his Decameron stories.
I try not to include pages that merely make a passing reference to Boccaccio or the Decameron, but to include anything that provides substantive information or interesting discussion or spinoffs.
www.sfu.ca /~finley/decaguide.html   (970 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Decameron [1972]: DVD: Franco Citti,Ninetto Davoli,Silvana Mangano,Vincenzo Amato,Gerhard Exel,M. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
'The Decameron' is set in a medieval world which embodies the traditional values of rough peasant sex, duplicity, and conflict with the moral certainties of the Church.
The Decameron is far from his best works- Mamma Roma, Accatone, La Ricotta, The Gospel According to St Matthew, Theorum and Salo- but is worth seeing for a myriad of reasons (not just for those studying Boccaccio).
The Decameron is an impressive film, though some knowledge of the original text (which I didn't have) would be helpful- to see where Boccaccio ends and Pasolini begins.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005ATG2   (1445 words)

 Decameron - 150,000 eBooks - eBookMall - World's Largest Selection!
L'autore immagina che sette fanciulle e tre giovani, in seguito al diffondersi del contagio, decidano di abbandonare la città e trovino rifugio in una villa del contado fiorentino, dove trascorrono il tempo fra canti, balli e altri svaghi.
Il Decameron, che Boccaccio compose in un arco di tempo che va dal 1348 al 1354, incontrò fin dal suo apparire un successo straordinario, attestandosi nei secoli avvenire come il punto di riferimento di tutta la narrativa europea.
Testo di riferimento: G. Boccaccio, Decameron, a cura di V. Branca, in Tutte le opere di G. Boccaccio, IV, Milano, Mondadori, 1976.
www.ebookmall.com /ebooks/decameron-boccaccio-ebooks.htm   (343 words)

 Royal Decameron Puerto Vallarta Resort - Nuevo Vallarta - Royal Decameron Puerto Vallarta Resort Reviews - TripAdvisor
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