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Immagina dieci amici che, mentre a Firenze dilaga il contagio, passano 10 giorni in campagna a raccontarsi delle storie; alcune buffe, altre tragiche, altre scandalose.

 

Conosci il Decamerone di Boccaccio?

 

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Imagine ten friends who - while the infection spreads in Florence - spend 10 days in the countryside narrating stories: some funny, some tragic, others scandalous.

 

Do you know the Decameron by Boccaccio?

 

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Decameron by Waterhouse
A Tale from Decameron, by Waterhouse, 1916
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The Decameron by Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio fu accusato a più riprese di immoralità per aver scritto il Decamerone (tra il 1348 e il 1353),

 

Seppur scomodo, il Decamerone è un libro che ci offre uno spaccato sulla vita e l'umanità di quei tempi. Un testo autentico, fra i documenti più importanti che abbiamo della letteratura medievale.

 

In questi giorni di coronavirus, una storica e famosa università italiana, la Scuola Superiore Normale di Pisa, ha iniziato la lettura condivisa del Decamerone.

 

Nel video seguenti trovi una breve introduzione al Decamerone e due novelle famose, Calandrino e l'elitropia, e Federigo degli Alberighi.

 

Buon ascolto!

Giovanni Boccaccio was repeatedly accused of immorality for writing the Decameron (between 1348 and 1353).

 

Albeit inconvenient, the Decameron is a book that offers us an insight into the life and humanity of those times. An authentic text, among the most important documents we have of Medieval literature.

 

In these days of coronavirus, a historic and famous Italian University, the Scuola Superiore Normale di Pisa, has begun the shared reading of the Decameron.

 

In the following videos you will find a brief introduction to the Decameron and two famous novels, Calandrino and the elitropia stone, and Federigo degli Alberighi.

 

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