The English Boccaccio

A History in Books
Author: Guyda Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668555
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
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The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers.

A Generation Of Love


Author: Fedele Cardinale
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477234799
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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Does our personality originate in our mothers’ womb? Are our most ingrained fears set off by their heartbeat as we pick up their apprehensions and fears? This is a journey through Lorenzo Cardona’s teenage years, plagued by a deeply entrenched insecurity; his fear of rejection; of being the eternal unwanted creature. His struggle to build an identity in the harsh reality of small village life, in the heart of the South Italian peninsula; where conformity is the verb. Lorenzo’s fear of rejection a close scrutiny of his recurrent childhood dream of drowning in dark agitated waters, appears to have its origin as far back as his mother’s womb, as the love life of mother and son appear to be intertwined by a common destiny of emotional failure, in the apotheosis of the inescapable truth that there is no absconding from our biological fate, that our umbilical cord is eternal, nourishing us long after being severed. REVIEW A highly entertaining and witty novel - with universal appeal, where the supremacy of the love theme is mitigated by the light hearted tales of local myth, touching premises such as love, jealousy, gossip and senseless rivalry, served on a plate of typical and unique Mediterranean folklore told by the powerful voice of autobiographical narrative. KIRAN GROODOYAL author of Healing Express – Oracle Book

The Dwarf of Naples. A Tragi-comedy, in Five Acts [and in Prose], Etc


Author: George SOANE
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Naples and the Campagna Felice, a series of letters [by L. Engelbach].


Author: Lewis Engelbach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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The Primacy of Love

An Introduction to the Ethics of Thomas Aquinas
Author: Paul J. Wadell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606083694
Category: Religion
Page: 162
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Thomas Aquinas was a man with a strategy -- not a strategy to assist us in good decision-making or a strategy to help us resolve our problems of conscience, but a strategy to work toward our personal transformation in light of God's love for us. Aquinas has traditionally been represented as a man whose ethics are overly rational, excessively formal, and too scholarly to be of much use in contemporary society. The Primacy of Love gives us a fresh look at his ethical thought and invites us to become part of his vision of the moral life as partners in God's perfect love. Author Paul Wadell gives special attention to the role of the passions, affections, and emotions in our moral life and creates a richly humane and compelling study written in a clear and accessible style. The Primacy of Love is a modern map for our own moral journey that is not so much something to study, but a way of life in which to participate. To follow this journey is to take up an adventure that will involve you from the center of your being and will change you forever.

A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts,

Portuguese and English: and English and Portuguese ... in Two Volumes
Author: Antonio Vieyra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples


Author: Dr Matteo Soranzo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472413571
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
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Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples approaches poems as acts of cultural identity and investigates how a group of authors used poetry to develop a poetic style, while also displaying their position toward the culture of others. Starting from an analysis of Giovanni Pontano’s Parthenopeus and De amore coniugali, followed by a discussion of Jacopo Sannazaro’s Arcadia, Matteo Soranzo links the genesis and themes of these texts to the social, political and intellectual vicissitudes of Naples under the domination of Kings Alfonso and Ferrante. Delving further into Pontano’s literary and astrological production, Soranzo illustrates the consolidation and eventual dispersion of this author’s legacy by looking at the symbolic value attached to his masterpiece Urania, and at the genesis of Sannazaro’s De partu Virginis. Poetic works written in neo-Latin and the vernacular during the Aragonese domination, in this way, are examined not only as literary texts, but also as the building blocks of their authors’ careers.

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. XXXVI (Forty-Five Volumes); Sully-Thackeray


Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605202371
Category: History
Page: 548
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 36 include: . the poetry of Sully-Prudhomme . the writings of Charles Sumner . the philosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg . the satire of Jonathan Swift . the poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne . the writings of Tacitus . Tahitian literature . excerpts from the Talmud . the sermons of Jeremy Taylor . the poetry of Alfred Tennyson . the writings of William Makepeace Thackeray . and much, much more.

A Mystery in Naples


Author: Ermanno Rea,Thomas Haskell Simpson
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550712025
Category: Fiction
Page: 497
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Why did Francesca Nobili kill herself in Naples on Good Friday in 1961? What forces could drive a fervent believer in the redemption of humankind to the most desperate of human acts, to prefer an operatic staging of her death over her ideals and militant faith in social progress? In a diary that walks the subtlest of lines between fact and fiction, Ermanno Rea returns after thirty years to Naples, his beloved, petrified city, to discover why his unforgettable friend chose death over life. An intimate account of the Cold War, A Mystery in Naples explores how the great forces of history permeate our most vulnerable hopes and needs. Rea's Naples in the 1950s is a front line city in the battle between Stalin's communism and the West's transformation of its port into a vast military base run on secrecy and corruption. The author plunges into the city, excavates his own memory, digs up sources, and meets politicians, bureaucrats, journalists and activists who were friends and enemies of Francesca, many of whom are torn by regret about their collusion to survive those bitter years of belligerence. Rea's private inquest gradually expands to become the collective history of a still-scarred generation.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals ...
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Scanderoon - Signet


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Atlas of Emotion

Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859848029
Category: Architecture
Page: 484
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Named a 2003 Book of the Year by The Guardian [London], winner of the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award in Culture and History (honoring "the world's best book on the moving images") and honored as an "Outstanding Academic Title" in Choice, the publication of the American Library Association. With forays into the fields of geography, art, architecture, design, cartography, and film, Giuliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion is a highly original endeavour to map a cultural history of the visual arts. She insists throughout on the inseparability of seeing and travelling. In so doing, she touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Messager; the filmmaking of Peter Greenaway and Michelangelo Antonioni; the architecture of cinema and its precursors. Visually luscious and daring in conception, the voyage opens new vistas and understandings at every turn.

A New English Dictionary of the English Language

A to K
Author: Charles Richardson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 1254
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Italian Women's Writing, 1860-1994


Author: Sharon Wood
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485910025
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Women's writing in Italy from Unification to the present day, examining the lives and works of women writers within the context of Italian history, culture and politics. The changing face of Italian social and political life since Unification has greatly affected the position of women in Italy. This work explores the relation between the changing role of women over this period, then struggle for social and political emancipation and equality, and the search by women writers to a personal and authentic literary voice.

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine Artist

In 2 Vols
Author: Benvenuto Cellini
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 323
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A Season of Opera

From Orpheus to Ariadne
Author: M. Owen Lee
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083876
Category: Music
Page: 241
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Father Lee is internationally known for his commentaries on opera. This book gathers his best commentaries and articles on 23 works for the musical stage, from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss.

True Season of Love


Author: Urenna Sander
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595601251
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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A medical journalist, renounced by her fianc, Olivia Moreno leaves the States to live in Paris with her sister, Connie. Considered reserved, on a whim, Olivia attends a masked charity ball in London. A masked Olivia escapes her comfort zone, partying and conversing with some of Connies fashionable and exclusive friends. There, Olivia meets Greek maverick, Ptolemy Verenis, a sword designer. Entranced by her liquid brown eyes, peering through an ornate mask, Ptolemy wins his bid for charity for Olivia and Connie to dine with him and a friend. A relationship with a perfect stranger is unlike sensible Olivia. After that night, Olivia wishes to forget what happened in London. She hopes never to see Ptolemy again. But Ptolemy is intent on finding her.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use
Author: William Thomas Brande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 1423
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Bellamira her dream, or, the love of shadows

A tragicomedy, the scene Naples and Sicily
Author: Thomas Killigrew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 110
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The Portrait of a Lady


Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261770
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Reading. Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic. Her tale, told with James' inimitable poise, is of the widest relevance. 'The phase when his (Henry James') genius functioned with the freest and fullest vitality is represented by 'The Portrait of a Lady'. - F R Leavis AUTHOR Although born in the United States, Henry James (1843-1916) was educated in Europe, and spend most of his later life in England, eventually becoming a British citizen. His novels often illustrate the clash of cultures between America and Europe, and in truth were not particularly popular during his lifetime, particularly in the country of his birth. In recent years, his novels have been adapted for film and television, and his supernatural stories, particularly 'The Turn of the Screw', remain highly regarded.