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Giovanni Boccaccio

Author (1313 — 21-Dec-1375)


Thomas Goddard Bergin. Boccaccio. New York: Viking Press. 1981. 392pp. Biographical and critical study, with notes and bibliography.

Vittore Branca. Translated by Richard Monges; Dennis McAuliffe (from Italian). Boccaccio: The Man and His Works. New York: New York University Press. 1976.

Catherine Carswell. The Tranquil Heart: A Portrait of Giovanni Boccaccio. London: Lawrence and Wishart. 1937. 346pp.

Thomas Caldecot Chubb. The Life of Giovanni Boccaccio. London: Cassell. 1930. 284pp.

Joseph P. Consoli. Giovanni Boccaccio: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland. 1992. 484pp.

Robert R. Edwards. Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity. New York: Palgrave. 2002. 205pp.

Suzanne C. Hagedorn. Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. University of Michigan Press. 2004. 220pp.

Edward Hutton. Giovanni Boccaccio: A Biographical Study. London: John Lane/The Bodley Head. 1910. 406pp.

Francis MacManus. Boccaccio. London: Sheed & Ward. 1947. 267pp.

Giuseppe Mazzotta. The World at Play in Boccaccio's "Decameron". Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1986. 299pp.

Marilyn Migiel. A Rhetoric of the "Decameron". Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2003. 219pp.

Judith Powers Serafini-Sauli. Giovanni Boccaccio. Twayne. 1982. 173pp.

Janet Levarie Smarr. Boccaccio and Fiammetta: The Narrator as Lover. University of Illinois Press. 1986. 285pp.

F. S. Stych (editor). Boccaccio in English: A Bibliography of Editions, Adaptations, and Criticism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1995. 280pp.

John Addington Symonds. Giovanni Boccaccio as Man and Author. London: John C. Nimmo. 1895. 101pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.169)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.30)

  10. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.104-06)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.118)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.58)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.29)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.58)

  15. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.69)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.27)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.33)

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