Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 – 21 December 1375 / Florence)

Comments about Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (10/25/2015 3:49:00 PM)

    for Dimitris(Jimmy) Psacho, who writes -see box below-:
    '' I'm not prejudiced but really...Boccacio doesn't belong here! [..] Yet, he's not a poet [..] ''

    HE DOESN'T BELONG HERE...? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? How can he say such silly words!
    Boccaccio ''As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.''

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  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/19/2007 12:26:00 PM)

    I'm not prejudiced but really...Boccacio doesn't belong here! Yes, he's an innovator, one of the utmost revolutionists of the novel and italian literature, why, world literature! ! Yet, he's not a poet with the pure sense as Dante(though I must read the second volume of Decameron! I just adore it!)

Balleta

I AM young and fain to sing
In this happy tide of spring
Of love and many a gentle thing,
I wander through green meadows dight
With blossoms gold and red and white;
Rose by the thorn and lily fair,
Both one and all I do compare
With him who, worshipping my charms,
For aye would fold me in his arms

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