Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Boccaccio E la Codificazione Della Novella: Letture del 'Decameron'

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Boccaccio E la Codificazione Della Novella: Letture del 'Decameron'

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Michelangelo Picone, Boccaccio e la codificatone della novella: letture del 'Decameron', ed. Nicole Coderey, Claudia Genswein, and Rosa Pittorino (Ravenna: Longo, 2008). 398 pp. ISBN 978-88-8063-589-5. euro48.00. This very fine edited volume collects together twenty-two articles written by Michelangelo Picone from about 1981 up to 2008, with the majority of those articles dating from his period as Professore ordinario at the University of Zurich, which he occupied from 1990. It is a matter of great sadness and regret that it has now in effect become in memoriam with its author's untimely death last year. Almost all of the articles have already been published, whereas two appear here for the first time. These are: 'Un dittico di novelle cavalleresche: Nastagio degli Onesti e Federigo degli Alberigi (V. 8 e 9)', and the last essay in the collection, 'L'exemplum sublime di Griselda (X. 10)', and the whole collection is furnished with an introduction written by the author. …

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