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Here Begins the Book of Fables and Enigmas of Mr. Giovanfrancesco Straparola da Caravaggio entitled The Pleasant Nights. TheFirst. Night. Proem Milan, the principal city and one ofthe mostancient of Lombardy, is well furnished withfair ...

Author: Don Beecher

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442699526

Category: Literary Criticism

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Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480–c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for ‘mature readers’ and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as ‘Puss in Boots,’ made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years. This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text. As a comprehensive critical and historical edition, these volumes contain far more information on the stories than can be found in any existing studies, literary histories, or Italian editions of the work. Donald Beecher provides a lengthy introduction discussing Straparola as an author, the nature of fairy tales and their passage through oral culture, and how this phenomenon provides a new reservoir of stories for literary adaptation. Moreover, the stories all feature extensive commentaries analysing not only their themes but also their fascinating provenances, drawing on thousands of analogue tales going back to ancient Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic stories. Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations. Such readers will also enjoy Beecher’s academically solid and erudite commentaries, which unfold in a manner as light and amusing as the stories themselves.
2012-08-27 By Don Beecher

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Author: Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644267

Category: Literary Criticism

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This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text.

So well were his instructions carried out that the sharpest eye would have believed that it was still the night of the marriage of Sitt al-Husn and the hunchback. With his own hand the waz(r placed all the clothes of Badr al-D(n where ...

Author: J.C Madrus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134948741

Category: Literary Criticism

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First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2002-09-11 By J.C Madrus

Comin da Trino published a second edition of volume 1 of the Pleasant Nights in 1555 and of volume 2 in 1556. Straparola had signed its foreword on 11 January, and he probably lived to see both, including book 2 with his author's ...

Author: Sophie Raynard

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438443553

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book offers new, often unexpected, but always intriguing portraits of the writers of classic fairy tales. For years these authors, who wrote from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, have been either little known or known through skewed, frequently sentimentalized biographical information. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were cast as exemplars of national virtues; Hans Christian Andersen’s life became—with his participation—a fairy tale in itself. Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, the prim governess who wrote moral tales for girls, had a more colorful past than her readers would have imagined, and few people knew that nineteen-year-old Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy conspired to kill her much-older husband. Important figures about whom little is known, such as Giovan Francesco Straparola and Giambattista Basile, are rendered more completely than ever before. Uncovering what was obscured for years and with newly discovered evidence, contributors to this fascinating and much-needed volume provide a historical context for Europe’s fairy tales.
2012-10-27 By Sophie Raynard

If he were a personification rather than a person, then there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that Straparola may have composed the dedication to volume 1 himself. As far as sales of Straparola's Pleasant Nights are concerned, ...

Author: Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438442228

Category: Literary Collections

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Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.
2012-02-23 By Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 2 (2012). Edited with an introduction by Donald Beecher. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 1 (2012). Edited with an introduction by Donald Beecher.

Author: Gasparo Contarini

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487505844

Category: Venice (Italy)

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"At a time when social scientists are increasingly focusing on the reasons why nations fail and democracies die, Filippo Sabetti turns to the opposite argument, asking instead why institutions endure. To do so, he presents Gasparo Contarini's sixteenth-century account of the Republic of Venice to help modern readers understand what made Venice the longest-lived self-constituted republic. In its long history, Venice was the only city that succeeded in constructing a durable republicanism and it was one of the earliest to depart from the hierarchical world of national monarchies and sovereignty. Because of this, the author suggests that Contarini's The Republic of Venice may be just as instructive, if not more, than Machiavelli's The Prince to students of politics. Contarini is as secular as Machiavelli and is as realistic in his view of human nature, but he goes much further, examining in the case of Venice how it is possible for fallible human beings to construct a successful and stable government. This is the first modern English-language edition of Contarini's classic work, De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, from the original Latin."--
2019-11-08 By Gasparo Contarini

Vincenzo Cuoco Bruce Haddock, Filippo Sabetti. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 2 (2012). Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 1 (2012).

Author: Vincenzo Cuoco

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442649453

Category: History

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In his Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799, Cuoco synthesized the work of Machiavelli, Vico, and Enlightenment philosophers to offer an explanation for why and how revolutions succeed or fail.
2014 By Vincenzo Cuoco

Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 1 (2012). Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher Giovanni Botero, On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities ...

Author: Giacomo da Lentini

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487522865

Category: History

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This volume presents the first translation in English of the complete poetry of Giacomo da Lentini, the first major lyric poet of the Italian vernacular. He was the leading exponent of the Sicilian School (c.1220-1270) as well as the inventor of the sonnet. Featuring illustrations and new English translations of some forty lyrics, Richard Lansing revives the work of a pioneer of Italian literature, a poet who helped pave the way for later writers such as Dante and Petrarch. Giacomo da Lentini is hailed as the earliest poet to import the Occitan tradition of love poetry into the Italian vernacular. This edition of Giacomo fills a gap in the canon of translations of Italian literature in English and serves as a vital reference source for students as well as scholars and teachers interested in the literature of the romance languages.
2018-05-04 By Giacomo da Lentini

Carlo Goldoni Gianluca Rizzo, Michael Hackett. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 2 (2012). Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 1 (2012).

Author: Carlo Goldoni

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442650282

Category: Drama

Page: 376

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The new house -- The coffee house -- Off to the country -- Adventures in the country -- Back from the country
2016 By Carlo Goldoni

Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 2 (2012). Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Pleasant Nights, Volume 1 (2012). Edited with an Introduction by Donald Beecher.

Author: Giordano Bruno

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487521400

Category: History

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Giordano Bruno's The Ash Wednesday Supper presents a revolutionary cosmology founded on the new Copernican astronomy that Bruno extends to infinite dimensions, filling it with an endless number of planetary systems.
2018-02-20 By Giordano Bruno