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review Ô The Decameron And The Philosophy Of Storytelling Storyteller Boccaccio represents himself as literary pimp conceiving the relationship between storyteller and audience in sexual terms within a tradition that goes back as far as Socrates' conversations with the young AtheniansAs a whole Boccaccio's great collection of stories creates a trenchant criticism of the ideas that dominated his social and cultural world Addressed as it is to women who were denied opportunities for education the author's stories create a university of wise and culturally observant texts He teaches that comic religious sexual and artistic themes can be seen to function as metaphors for hidden and often dange.download Ã eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ Richard Francis Kuhns
review Ô The Decameron And The Philosophy Of Storytelling In this creative and engaging reading Richard Kuhns explores the ways in which Decameron'ssexual themes lead into philosophical inuiry moral argument and aesthetic and literary criticism As he reveals the stories' many philosophical insights and literary pleasures Kuhns also examines Decameronin the context of the nature of storytelling its relationship to other classic works of literature and the culture of trecento ItalyStories and storytelling are to be interpreted in terms of a wider cultural context that includes masks metamorphosis mythic themes and character analysis all of which Boccaccio explores with wit and subtlety As a.
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review Ô The Decameron And The Philosophy Of Storytelling Rous unorthodox thoughtsKuhns suggests that Decameronis one of the first self conscious creations of what we today call a total work of art Throughout the stories Boccaccio creates a detailed picture of the Florentine trecento cultural world Giotto Buffalmacco and other great painters of Boccaccio's time appear in the stories Their works and the paintings that surround the characters as they prepare to leave the plague ridden city with their representations of Dante Auinas and other thinkers are essential to understanding the ways the stories work with other works of art and illuminate and enlarge interpretations of Boccaccio's book.
- The Decameron And The Philosophy Of Storytelling
- Richard Francis Kuhns
- 01 June 2020