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Italian Renaissance Tales
by Anthony Mortimer
- Format: paperback, 384 pages
- Language: english
- Release date: January 1, 2020
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Genres: fiction, classics, italy
- Author: Anthony Mortimer
- ISBN: 9780198794967 (0198794967)
About The Book
For over two centuries after Boccaccio’s groundbreaking Decameron, the Italian novella exercised a crucial influence over European prose fiction. With thirty-nine stories by nineteen authors, many translated for the first time, this anthology presents tales from the whole genre and period. Here we meet a rich cast of humble peasants and shrewd craftsmen, frustrated wives, libidinous friars, ill-fated lovers, and vengeful nobles. These works had a considerable impact in English, and the selection includes tales that have provided sources for Chaucer, Shakespeare, Webster, Marston, Dryden, Byron and Keats.
The typical novella is situated in a precise time and place and features people who either existed historically or are presumed to have done so. The subject-matter, whether ribald or sentimental, comic or tragic, often reflects the social and economic conditions of its age and thus the novella has been seen as a crucial stage in the development of fictional realism and the emergence of the novel.
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