The Decameron | Study Guide

Giovanni Boccaccio

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The Decameron | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Decameron that you may enjoy.

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Acocella, Joan. "Renaissance Man." The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Decameron: A New Translation, Contexts, Criticism. Edited by Wayne A. Rebhorn, Norton, 2016.

Brand, C.P., and Lino Pertile. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature. Cambridge UP, 2004.

Decameron Web, Brown, n.d.

Eisner, Martin. Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature: Dante, Petrarch, Cavalcanti, and the Authority of the Vernacular. Cambridge UP, 2016.

Stych, F.S., editor. Boccaccio in English: Bibliography of Editions, Adaptations, and Criticism. Greenwood, 1995.

Course Hero. "The Decameron Infographic." Course Hero. 20 Mar. 2018. Web. 14 Nov. 2018. <>.

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