By Giovanni Boccaccio, J. G. Nichols
An excellent new translation of the paintings that Herman Hesse referred to as "the first nice masterpiece of ecu storytelling."
In the summer season of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten younger women and men take shelter within the geographical region, the place they entertain themselves with stories of affection, loss of life, and corruption, that includes a bunch of characters, from lascivious priests and mad kings to devious enthusiasts and fake miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for "ten days," Boccaccio's ebook of reports attracts on historic mythology, modern background, and daily life, and has prompted the paintings of myriad writers who got here after him.
J. G. Nichols's new translation, devoted to the unique yet rendered in eminently readable smooth English, captures the undying humor of 1 of the nice classics of eu literature.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer and poet, used to be born in 1313 and died in 1375.
Born in Liverpool, England, J. G. Nichols is a poet, literary critic, and translator. He was once presented the loo Florio Prize for his translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch's Canzoniere gained the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000.
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The main office is at Piazzale Roma (& 041-5228640). To get a room, you’ll have to pay a deposit that’s then rebated on your hotel bill. Depending on the hotel classification, deposits are 11€ to 46€ per person. All hotel booths are open daily from 9am to 8 or 9pm. See “The Neighborhoods in Brief ” in chapter 3 to get an idea of where you might want to base yourself, whether it be in less touristy San Polo or Dorsoduro or in and around Piazza San Marco (where hotels tend to be expensive, but you’re in the heart of the action).
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