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The Resource Adventures in Speech : Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni

Adventures in Speech : Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni

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Adventures in Speech : Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron
Title
Adventures in Speech
Title remainder
Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron
Statement of responsibility
Pier Massimo Forni
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Language
eng
Summary
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1996 The Decameron is a narrative account of a situation in which narration takes place-a collection of one hundred stories set within a larger story. As a group of young men and women fleeing the plague trade stories to pass the time of crisis, storytelling occurs in a social context that allows for comment upon the tales by the tellers themselves, in a setting that elicits one story in return for another. In his close and original analysis, Pier Massimo Forni uses the notion of rhetoric as a guiding principle for a critical assessment of the Decameron. He explores the discursive tools with which the narrators connect the contents of their stories to their audience's environment, and goes on to argue that the book is significantly marked by Boccaccio's habit of exploring the narrative potential of rhetorical forms
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Forni, Pier Massimo
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages Series
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  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Technique
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Adventures in Speech : Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3: Realism and the Needs of the Story
  • Part III. Rhetoric and Imagination
  • Chapter 4: The Poetics of Realization
  • Chapter 5: Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron
  • Notes
  • Works Consulted
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Content
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. The Rhetoric of Selection and Response
  • Chapter 1: Configurations of Discourse
  • Chapter 2: Pleasure and Response
  • Part II. The Rhetoric of Beginnings
Control code
ocn979757593
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512804270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512804270
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22573/ctv4w4dbb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979757593
Label
Adventures in Speech : Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3: Realism and the Needs of the Story
  • Part III. Rhetoric and Imagination
  • Chapter 4: The Poetics of Realization
  • Chapter 5: Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron
  • Notes
  • Works Consulted
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Content
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. The Rhetoric of Selection and Response
  • Chapter 1: Configurations of Discourse
  • Chapter 2: Pleasure and Response
  • Part II. The Rhetoric of Beginnings
Control code
ocn979757593
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512804270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512804270
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4w4dbb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979757593

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