Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio's Decameron PDF ePub eBook

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Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio's Decameron free pdf From the premise that Boccaccio writes the Decameron as a go-between to aid women in love to endure the melancholy that love causes them, this book analyzes how, in the parallel world of the narration, Boccaccio's female characters employ storytelling as the "honest" entertainment with which to banish the melancholy engendered by the Black Plague, even as it helps them avoid the shameful behavior embraced by other Florentine women. This "honest" defense of their honor is challenged by the sexually explicit stories narrated by their male companions, who gradually suggest the desire to move from words to action in the overarching narrative. Through an analysis of the dynamics between the women who rule most of the first half of the Decameron and their male counterparts, the book provides novel ways in which to read Boccaccio's masterpiece within the context of late medieval society.

About Valerio Ferme

Valerio Ferme is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado, USA. Among his recent publications are a co-edited volume, From Otium and Occupatio to Work and Labor in Italian Culture, a co-authored book, Italy and the Mediterranean: Words, Sounds, and Images of the Post-Cold War Era, and the co-edited translation of Italian philosopher and sociologist Franco Cassano's Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean.

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Author : Valerio Ferme
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 June 2015
ISBN : 1137490551
EAN : 9781137490551
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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