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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1986) 47 (4): 433–436.
Published: 01 December 1986
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1981) 42 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 March 1981
...Walter R. Davis Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON THE IMPLICATIONS OF BINARY FORM By WALTERR. DAVIS A key to the concerns of the novella-especially the novella as devel- oped by Boccaccio-lies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1982) 43 (4): 404–405.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Stavros Deligiorgis HAMBUECHEN POTTER JOY. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. x + 230 pp. $20.00. Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 REVIEWS Five Frames for the “Decameron”: Communication and Social Systems in the “Cor- nice.” By...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1944) 5 (4): 487–488.
Published: 01 December 1944
... each of the ten narrators of the Decameron stands for a quality of Boccaccio’s art and therefore views the structure of the work as symbolic, a poetic fiction rather than a narrative device. No attempt is made to interpret individual tales figuratively. Professor Boorsch finds in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1964) 25 (4): 493–494.
Published: 01 December 1964
... West to define the role of Eros in human life. In his analysis of the Decameron, the author draws on his wide knowledge of Latin, Greek, Provencal, French, English, and German texts to demonstrate the funda- mental unity of European literature. By showing how literature and philosophy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1940) 1 (4): 573–575.
Published: 01 December 1940
...] tendency to draw on Dante for his phraseology seems to have increased progressively from the period of 1336-1339 at least to the period of the ballate of the Decameron . . .” (page 143). However, in the case of Petrarch, the data prove, Mr. Silber concluded, that the influence of Petrarch...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1982) 43 (4): 405–407.
Published: 01 December 1982
... operations will do. As homely as it sounds, a “learning experience” clearly provides a better starting point for the identification of the analytical domains where the individual and the col- lective cross in the Decameron, and a better gauge for the rate at which one idea (say, God-in-the-world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1960) 21 (4): 365–370.
Published: 01 December 1960
... casibus virorum illustrium (in 1400 and again in 1409), the Decameron (between 1411 and 1414), and possi- bly also the Italian master’s De claris mulieribus (1416 He is credited with a translation of Aristotle’s Economics from a Latin version in 1418 and, at about the same time, a rendition of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1962) 23 (3): 225–228.
Published: 01 September 1962
... Nouvelles (Bwcaccio’s Decameron) The fragment of forty-four folios extant at Limoges is not No. 4 as previously listed, but rather Fonds Bosvieux (5F) Q 7. It shows letters and flourishes in the Limousin style of the fifteenth century. De la vraye amitik (Cicero’s De amicitia) *(1) MS 128...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1950) 11 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 1950
... make us suspicious of the truth of this conclusion. On page 283, Miss Bowden on the basis of a very dubious parallel suggests that Chaucer may possibly have bor- rowed his picture of the Pardoner from Boccaccio’s Decameron. After some contemporary quotations about dishonest reeves...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1958) 19 (3): 262–270.
Published: 01 September 1958
... of extant manuscripts of the Decameron remains com- paratively small, however ; approximately fifteen are in Europe today. The Bibliothitque Nationale in Paris has a treasured collection: fr. 12917 (contains a dedicatory epistle to the Duke of Berry) ; fr. 239 (346 folios, dating from the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1983) 44 (3): 311–313.
Published: 01 September 1983
... characters in the Decameron, often simple in themselves, are agents or objects of perspective, interesting not as individual portraits but because of the way other characters, including the audience, respond to them. In the final chapter of this book, Chaucer is implicitly given top honors as the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1998) 59 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 June 1998
... argument or do justice to its originality and power. The following five chapters pursue the afterlives of typology and hagiography in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Boccaccio’s Decameron, Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, and Shakespeare’s Measurefor Measure and Winter’s Tale. A recurrent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1963) 24 (4): 419–422.
Published: 01 December 1963
... Tapestry: A Critical Survey of Non-chivalric Spanish Fiction in English Translation ( 1543-1657). Durham : Duke Uni- versity Press, 1963. Pp. viii + 262. $8.75. Scagiione, Aldo D. Nature and Love in the Late Middle Ages: An Essay on the Cultural Context of the Decameron. Berkeley...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1964) 25 (4): 494–496.
Published: 01 December 1964
..., and this I consider arbitrary. He could have done more with the intrinsic values of style and structure in so rich a book as the Decameron. I take issue with one aspect of his terminology: I do not see why he makes “naturalism” a perennial category and “romanticism” a historically condi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1964) 25 (4): 494–496.
Published: 01 December 1964
... he identifies “impressionistic” methods with Croceanism and New Criticism, and this I consider arbitrary. He could have done more with the intrinsic values of style and structure in so rich a book as the Decameron. I take issue with one aspect of his terminology: I do not see why he makes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1950) 11 (1): 106–108.
Published: 01 March 1950
... have bor- rowed his picture of the Pardoner from Boccaccio’s Decameron. After some contemporary quotations about dishonest reeves, we are told on pages 251 -52 that in this respect Chaucer’s Reeve was typical. I think we might assume that some medieval reeves were dishonest and some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1986) 47 (4): 436–441.
Published: 01 December 1986
...-possession, ostensibly celebrated in the Decameron, is subjected to a fierce critique. . . . (p. 192; see also pp. 7-8, 50, 76-77, 116, 122-23, 131, 136, 158, 187, 211, 213, 242) Mazzotta has far too keen and subtle a sense of the irony of his text not to be aware that he too is a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1960) 21 (4): 387–392.
Published: 01 December 1960
... Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 Oscar Budel 387 Decameron manuscripts. The Parisian Decameron Bibl. Nat. Ital. 63, for ex- ample, which has illustrations in pen and ink with wash color and also bears a coat of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1974) 35 (3): 219–230.
Published: 01 September 1974
... and other early fourteenth-century trouvtres did pre- cisely this,18 and of course in the Decameron Boccaccio puts certain tales in the fabliau tradition into the mouths not of churls but of re- fined young ladies. It seems likely that Chaucer’s literary problem was not how to introduce...