The Decameron

The Decameron

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This Norton Critical Edition includes: fifty-five judiciously chosen stories from Wayne A. Rebhorn's translation of The Decameron; introductory materials, explanatory footnotes and three maps; biographical works by Filippo Villani and Ludovico Dolce, along with literary studies by Francesco Petrarca, Andreas Capellanus and Boccaccio; and eleven critical essays, including those by Giuseppe Mazzotta, Millicent Marcus, Teodolinda Barolini, Susanne L. Wofford, Luciano Rossi and Richard Kuhns. Also included are a chronology and selected bibliography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 142 x 236 x 18mm | 418g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Critical
  • Critical edition
  • 0393935620
  • 9780393935622
  • 685,318

Review quote

Wayne A. Rebhorn succeeds in retaining the quiddities of Giovanni Boccaccio's original Decameron while rendering a medieval Italian text intelligible to the modern reader of English. His scrupulously detailed translation infuses the text with fresh energy and delicately preserves Boccaccio's titillating use of language.-- "Heliotropia"
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About Giovanni Boccaccio

Wayne A. Rebhorn is the Celanese Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas, where he teaches English, Italian, and comparative literature. His translation of Boccaccio's Decameron won the 2014 PEN Center USA's Literary Award for Translation. Wayne A. Rebhorn is the Celanese Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas, where he teaches English, Italian, and comparative literature. His translation of Boccaccio's Decameron won the 2014 PEN Center USA's Literary Award for Translation.
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