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African Decameron

folk tales from Central Africa

by Peter Fuchs

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Published by Obolensky in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of Afrikanisches Dekamerone.

StatementPeter Fuchs ; translated from the German by Robert Meister
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR350 .F913 1964
The Physical Object
Pagination203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24401443M
OCLC/WorldCa26882363

  An unusual best-seller has popped up on Amazon: a book that’s years old. It’s “The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio. Why is it suddenly so popular? Because its . 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 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).   Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (ca. ) is a masterpiece of world literature. Boccaccio is one of the Three Crowns, the three founding authors of .

  The Decameron (c) was written in the wake of the Black Death, a shattering epidemic which had shaken Florence's confident entrepreneurial society to its core. In a country villa outside the city, ten young noble men and women who have /5(22).   There is a year old book that has recently been gaining popularity among readers. 14th century Italian writer, Giovanni Boccaccio, wrote “The Decameron” as a way of compiling a series of stories set during the Black Death of What about this book is so popular now, you may ask?


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Rows  The Decameron (/ d ɪ ˈ k æ m ər ə n /; Italian: Decameron [deˈkaːmeron, dekameˈrɔn, -ˈron] or Decamerone [dekameˈroːne]), subtitled Prince Galehaut (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto, ˈprɛn-]) and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia ("the Human comedy"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (–).Author: Giovanni Boccaccio.

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.

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, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (–).

The book is structured as a frame story containing 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/5(10).

The Decameron - Kindle edition by African Decameron book, Giovanni, Rebhorn, Wayne A. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Decameron.4/4(38).

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.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fuchs, Peter. African Decameron. New York: Obolensky, © (OCoLC) Online version: Fuchs, Peter. 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. OCLC Number: Notes: Selections from Der schwarze Dekameron.

Published also as: African nights. Description: pages ; 19 cm: Other Titles: Schwarze Dekameron. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

African Decameron by Peter Fuchs; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Anthologie, Volkserzählung, Tales; Places: Central Africa, Zentralafrika. “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().

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Here is a list I've compiled of the many adaptations of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, and the films inspired by it.

Not all the films on the list are based on the Decameron, but due to the success of Pier Paolo Pasolini's "The Decameron," many other Italian filmmakers attempted to cash in on the success of the film in the first half of the seventies.

of Decameron (Milan: Mursia, ) as a guide. John Payne’s translation of The Decameron was originally published in a private printing for The Villon Society, London, The American edition from which this e-text was prepared is undated. 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.

Inthe Black Death, the most devastating epidemic in European history, swept across the continent. Giovanni Boccaccio (), at the beginning of his famous Decameron, describes its Author: Joan Acocella.

This is an excerpt from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, in which a series of ten tales are told each day for ten days. As I understand it, this excerpt chooses one tale for each of the ten days. These are incredibly readable, and cleverly constructed little stories/5.

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.

"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). Most people have never read the 14 th century Florentine writer’s most famous work “The Decameron,” but they have read modern authors who did and were inspired by the book -- short, earthy, bawdy, seemingly modern tales of women whose virtue is on trial, rubes who get their comeuppance by falling in latrines and lovers who find their.

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).

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