Decameron Web
May 19, 2004 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Decameron Web: A Growing Hypermedia Archive of Boccaccio's Masterpiece.
posted by hama7 (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My favorite tale concerns dear Alibech, a devil and hell.
posted by caddis at 3:09 PM on May 19, 2004

For those who do not speak Italian, here is the full translation of the tenth tale of the third day.
posted by caddis at 3:16 PM on May 19, 2004

Hot tip: Boccaccio was just one of several similar writers, perhaps the best, but if you really love his stuff, be sure to check out Masuccio. A similar organization to his book, a collection of bawdy tales, but with a little more meat to them. (Link to a book *about* Masuccio at Amazon. Gives a good description of his 'Novellina'.)
posted by kablam at 6:58 PM on May 19, 2004 [1 favorite]

This site helped me immeasurably during my last year at University. Excellent resource, and an eye-opener to the fact that filthy stories are ages old.
posted by Monster_Zero at 9:19 PM on May 19, 2004

Fantastic, and I've already swiped it for LH. Thanks, hama.
posted by languagehat at 9:10 AM on May 20, 2004

The Decameron rules.
posted by rushmc at 12:17 PM on May 20, 2004

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