Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 – 21 December 1375 / Florence)

Comments about Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Gold Star - 69,625 Points 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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  • Rookie 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!)


BESIDE a fountain in a little grove
That fresh green fronds and pretty flowers did grace,
Three maidens sat and talked methinks of love.
Mid golden locks, o'ershadowing each sweet face,
For coolness was entwined a leaf-green spray,
And all the while a gentle zephyr played
Through green and golden in a tender way,
Weaving a web of sunshine and of shade.
After a while, unto the other two

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