First Italian Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

First Italian Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

Paperback Dual-Language Books Language: English / Italian

Edited by Stanley Applebaum, Translated by Stanley Applebaum

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 18mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486465357
  • ISBN 13: 9780486465357
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Sales rank: 51,293

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Ranging from the 14th to the 20th centuries, this book features the works of Dante, Boccaccio, Pirandello, and 52 others in both the original Italian and expert English translations on the facing pages.

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Table of contents

Introduction1. Storybook (ca. 1300): 3 stories2. Dante (1265-1321): The Divine Comedy3. Petrarca (1304-1374): 5 sonnets4. Boccaccio (1313-1375): Decameron5. Sacchetti (ca. 1330-1400): The Three Hundred Tales6. The Little Flowers of Saint Francis (ca. 1390)7. Ser Giovanni Fiorentino: Pecorone (ca. 1400)8. Pulci (1432-1484): Morgante9. Boiardo (1441-1494): Orlando in Love10. Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492): 2 lyric poems11. Poliziano (1454-1494): 2 lyric poems12. Sannazaro (1455-1530): Arcadia13. Machiavelli (1469-1527): The Prince14. Bembo (1470-1547): The Asolo Discourses15. Ariosto (1474-1533): The Frenzy of Orlando16. Michelangelo (1475-1564): 2 sonnets17. Castiglione (1478-1529): The Courtier18. Guicciardini (1483-1540): Florentine Histories & History of Italy19. Bandello (1484-1561): Stories20. Da Porto (1485-1529): "History . . . of Two Noble Sweethearts"21. Straparola (ca. 1490-ca. 1557): The Pleasant Nights22. Cellini (1500-1571): Autobiography23. Della Casa (1503-1556): Galateo24. Cinzio (1504-1573): The Hundred Tales25. Vasari (1511-1574): The Lives26. Stampa (ca. 1523-1554): 3 sonnets27. Tasso (1544-1595): Jerusalem Delivered28. Bruno (1548-1600): Cause, Principle, and Unity29. Galileo (1564-1642): The Assayer30. Campanella (1568-1639): The City of the Sun31. Marino (1569-1625): Adonis32. Vico (1668-1744): The New Science33. Metastasio (1698-1782): 2 sonnets34. Gozzi (1713-1786): 2 sonnets35. Parini (1729-1799): sonnet36. Alfieri (1749-1803): 3 sonnets37. Monti (1754-1828): 2 sonnets38. Foscolo (1778-1827): 5 sonnets39. Manzoni (1785-1873): The Betrothed40. Pellico (1789-1854): My Prisons41. Leopardi (1798-1837): 2 lyric poems42. De Sanctis (1817-1883): History of Italian Literature43. Collodi (1826-1890): The Adventures of Pinocchio44. Nievo (1831-1861): The Confessions of an Italian45. Carducci (1835-1907): 2 lyric poems and a prose passage46. Verga (1840-1922): Master Gesualdo47. Boito (1842-1918): "The Black Chess Bishop"48. Fogazzaro (1842-1911): Malombra49. Pascoli (1855-1912): 3 lyric poems50. Svero (1861-1928): Old Age51. D'Annunzio (1863-1938): The Innocent One & verse52. Croce (1866-1952): Breviary of Esthetics53. Pirandello (1867-1936): The Late Mattia Pascal54. Deledda (1871-1936): Reeds in the Wind55. Saba (1883-1957): 4 lyric poems