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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Puzzling narrative segments and stories make new sense once they are understood to dramatize or enact metaphors and other figures of speech
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DLC
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Forni, Pier Massimo
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4295
LC item number
.F67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Technique
  • Retorica
  • Vertelkunst
  • Decamerone (Boccaccio)
  • Erzähltechnik
Label
Adventures in speech : rhetoric and narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Parts of this work were previously published in Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-151) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Configurations of Discourse -- Ch. 2. Pleasure and Response -- Ch. 3. Realism and the Needs of the Story -- Ch. 4. The Poetics of Realization -- Ch. 5. Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima -- Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780812233384
Lccn
95043882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33333434
  • (OCoLC)ocm33333434
Label
Adventures in speech : rhetoric and narration in Boccaccio's Decameron, Pier Massimo Forni
Publication
Note
Parts of this work were previously published in Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Configurations of Discourse -- Ch. 2. Pleasure and Response -- Ch. 3. Realism and the Needs of the Story -- Ch. 4. The Poetics of Realization -- Ch. 5. Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima -- Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780812233384
Lccn
95043882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33333434
  • (OCoLC)ocm33333434

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