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7 edition of The Gay Decameron found in the catalog.

The Gay Decameron

by Christopher Whyte

  • 368 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Victor Gollancz .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay,
  • English,
  • Gay studies (Gay men),
  • Short stories,
  • Fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7878442M
    ISBN 100575065052
    ISBN 109780575065055

    In his middle years Boccaccio wrote (–53) his great secular classic, the Decameron, a collection of witty and occasionally licentious tales set against the somber background of the Black Death. The tales treat a wide variety of characters and events and brilliantly reveal humanity as sensual, tender, cruel, weak, self-seeking, and. The Decameron, Preface Here begins the book called Decameron, also entitled Prince Galeotto, containing one hundred tales, told in ten days by seven ladies and three young men. 'Tis human to have compassion upon the unhappy.

      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/5(5). THE DECAMERON Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio, Giovanni () - Italian writer and poet known as the Father of Italian prose. He is regarded as one of the authors to have led the Italian Renaissance. Decameron () - Boccaccio’s most celebrated work. The Decameron is a collection of stories toldFile Size: 1MB.

    "McWilliam's finest work, [his] translation of Boccaccio's Decameron remains one of the most successful and lauded books in the series."--The Times (London) "The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (), made a great impression on meTen youths--seven women and three men--take turns telling stories for 10 days. At around the age of 16, I found it reassuring that Boccaccio, in /5(97).   This story is very similar to the Merchant’s Tale in The Canterbury Tales, one of a number of Chaucer’s stories which seem like plagiarism of Boccaccio, who wrote The Decameron first. The Oxford Scholar’s tale is even admittedly a practically word-by-word retelling of the final Decameron story.


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The Gay Decameron book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ten gay men gather for a dinner party, but the conversation leav /5. rows  The book's primary title exemplifies Boccaccio's fondness for Greek philology: Decameron Author: Giovanni Boccaccio.

By: Giovanni Boccaccio () Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is a collection of novellas or short novels written during the 14th century. There are tales contained in the book which is presented together. The book’s title The Decameron combines the two Greek words “deka” meaning ten and “hemera” meaning day.

The title can be literally translated as “ten day,” which 5/5(9). 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/5.

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“McWilliam’s finest work, [his] translation of Boccaccio’s Decameron remains one of the most successful and lauded books in the series.”—The Times (London) “The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (–), made a great impression on meTen youths—seven women and three men—take turns telling stories for 10 days/5(94).

A tale from The Decameron, by John William Waterhouse. This article contains summaries and commentaries of the stories within Giovanni Boccaccio 's The Decameron. Each story of the Decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story.

The J. Rigg translation headings are used in many of these summaries. The Spa Decameron by Fay Weldon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at COVID Resources.

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Decameron Summary. It's Florence, Italy,and the Black Death has ravaged the city. Whole families have died. Neighborhoods are empty. Chaos reigns and the routines of daily life have been abandoned.

“The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (–), made a great impression on me Ten youths—seven women and three men—take turns telling stories for 10 days. At around the age of 16, I found it reassuring that Boccaccio, in conceiving his narrators, had made most of them women.

Here was a great writer, the father of the modern /5(). Ten gay men gather for a dinner party, but the conversation leaves a lot unsaid. Into the gaps, the author weaves the untold stories of the guests: Gavin's trip to Ireland to find the place where Colin died; and how Nicholas' ad in the classifieds led him to the hairiest body in Edinburgh.

The Decameron is set inwhen the Black Death was ravaging the city of Florence, as portrayed by Boccaccio in his famous description of plague's effect on people and places. While chaos reigns in the streets and every friendship or kinship is broken by the plague's fear, seven young gentlewomen gather in the church of Santa Maria Novella.

Day 1 Story 1: Daisy Black tells the opening to the Decameron - Duration: A Modern Decameron: Ten Days, a Hundred Stories views. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. But if there's one reason above all others that you should have a copy of Decameron on your bookshelf (apart from the reason that the book is a great one to dip into, and almost inexhaustible), it.

The Decameron, an inexhaustibly rich late-medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit, is a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive With gusto and energy, Wayne Rebhorn has risen to the daunting task of translating this great work into lively, contemporary, American-inflected English.”/5(22).

The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in and finished in It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic.

The Decameron operates in a world with a complex understanding of what it means to love and be loved. It's also a world that allows for the truly cruel and perverse, the sinful and the merciless all in the service of love. Boccaccio takes the prescribed rules for the game of courtly love from Andreas Cappelanus and breaks them all, with hilarious and tragic results.

The stories in The Decameron are very bawdy, and the storyteller allowed the most freedom is the one whose stories are most focused on sex.

They’re not dissimilar to some of the stories now popular in the face of the pandemic: the jokes about quarantine babies, the photos of sex toys as necessary companions in our isolation, the repeated. Q: Why read the Decameron? Eisner: Boccaccio’s most famous book is deeply problematic.

It’s not a divine comedy or a potent mythological work. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s filled with many ribald stories. Ten storytellers telling one tale a day across 10 days.Renaissance Man. A new translation of Boccaccio’s Decameron. By Joan Acocell a.

is the Decameron. Boccaccio wrote the book between andwhen the values of the Middle Ages (valor Author: Joan Acocella.The Decameron is a joyously comic book that has earned its place in world literature not just because it makes us laugh, but more importantly because it shows us how essential laughter is to the human condition.

Published on the th anniversary of Boccaccio’s birth, /5(53).