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The Resource The English Boccaccio : a history in books, Guyda Armstrong

The English Boccaccio : a history in books, Guyda Armstrong

Label
The English Boccaccio : a history in books
Title
The English Boccaccio
Title remainder
a history in books
Statement of responsibility
Guyda Armstrong
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Guyda
Dewey number
858/.109
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4286
LC item number
.A75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Book industries and trade
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Übersetzung
  • Englisch
Label
The English Boccaccio : a history in books, Guyda Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-441) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Here begynneth the book callyd J. Bochas": The De casibus virorum illustrium between Italy and England -- The De mulieribus claris in English translation, 1440-1550 -- Boccaccio in print in the sixteenth century -- "One Hundred Ingenious Novels": refashioning the Decameron, 1620-1930 -- The minor works in the nineteenth century: Dante and Chaucer -- The early twentieth-century recovery of the minor works
Control code
836189498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442646032
Lccn
2013498557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)836189498
Label
The English Boccaccio : a history in books, Guyda Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-441) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Here begynneth the book callyd J. Bochas": The De casibus virorum illustrium between Italy and England -- The De mulieribus claris in English translation, 1440-1550 -- Boccaccio in print in the sixteenth century -- "One Hundred Ingenious Novels": refashioning the Decameron, 1620-1930 -- The minor works in the nineteenth century: Dante and Chaucer -- The early twentieth-century recovery of the minor works
Control code
836189498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442646032
Lccn
2013498557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)836189498

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