A distinctive feature of Boccaccio's art of storytelling in the Decameron is his attention to historical detail. It is a strategy that lends verisimilitude to even the most implausible narrated events. The Decameron opens with a description of the plague, each novella begins by carefully and convincingly situating its characters and action in time and place, and throughout the narration there is richness and breadth of observation that is historical and precise and yet economical and functional in the plot and meaning of the tale. One such element of historical detail that appears throughout the Decameron is costume...
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|Size: ||6.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103563 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|