Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Questo libro rappresenta il risultato della rielaborazione della tesi di laurea specialistica Bernardo Celentano: pittore storico tra accademia e innovazione, discussa dall’autrice presso l’Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza nell’a.a. 2005/2006. Attraverso un’attenta analisi delle fonti coeve, si ripercorrono le principali tappe della breve ma intensa vicenda umana e artistica di Bernardo Celentano allo scopo di ricomporre il catalogo delle opere di uno dei protagonisti della pittura italiana dell’Ottocento. Napoletano d’origine, a lui si deve il merito di aver introdotto in ambito romano le nuove poetiche del verismo storico, contribuendo al rinnovamento della pittura di storia alla luce delle novità diffuse da Domenico Morelli di cui il Celentano fu uno dei più validi seguaci.
Voices in the Evening
Author: Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Elsa, a young Italian woman, recounts her doomed affair with the son of a local factory owner
The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio, Mariangela Causa-Steindler, Thomas Mauch
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A milestone in feminist literature, this marvelous European romance, narrated by a woman, is considered the first psychological novel in a modern language and a precursor of stream-of-consciousness fiction. Written by Giovanni Boccaccio between 1343 and 1345, The Elegy has never before been available in a complete or accurate English translation. Lady Fiammetta, the first-person narrator and protagonist, recounts how, although a married woman, she falls in love with a handsome young foreigner named Panfilo and, driven by irresistible passion, becomes his lover. Panfilo subsequently abandons Fiammetta and returns to his native land, where his elderly father is said to be dying. When he fails to keep his promise to return, Fiammetta, in what is the heart of the narrative, describes her longings, her anguish, and her despair. A host of contradictory sentiments drive her to desperation and to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. After a time, Fiammetta resumes her futile wait for Panfilo. She finally resolves to seek him out in his native land. Disguising her true intent from her husband, she secures his promise to help her in this undertaking. Addressing an exclusively female audience, Fiammetta warns them about the vicious ways of men. Her whole narrative, in fact, adds up to an indictment of men as both readers and lovers. Eliciting a remarkably wide range of responses from readers and critics, Fiammetta has been variously described as a pathetic victim of male cruelty; an irresponsible fool of a girl; a sophisticated, cunning, and wholly disingenuous female; and, finally, a genuinely modern woman. Whatever judgment we make of her, Fiammetta stands out among medieval women as an ardent and outspoken feminist.
Webster's New World Italian Dictionary
Author: Webster's New World Staff, 편집부, Editors of Webster's New World Dictionaries
Publisher: Webster's New World
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: De Agostini
Lexicografía de las lenguas románicas
Author: Félix Córdoba Rodríguez, Ernesto González Seoane, María Dolores Sánchez Palomino
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This volume provides a detailed overview of the current state of research in diachronic Romance lexicography, a field that has seen exciting new trends and considerable changes in recent years. It presents essays that discuss up-to-date research questions and also provides extensive information about the history of lexicographical activities and research in the different Romance languages.
The Game of Lines
Author: Hervé Tullet
Publisher: Phaidon Press
A brightly colored graphic game that introduces little ones to the wonderful world of lines. There are dozens of combinations to be made in this mix and match book.