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By Guyda Armstrong

The Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio has had an extended and vibrant historical past in English translation. This new interdisciplinary research offers the 1st exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary tradition, tracing his presence from the early 15th century to the Nineteen Thirties. Guyda Armstrong tells this tale via a wide-ranging trip via time and house – from the medieval studying groups of Naples and Avignon to the English court docket of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the area of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of Nineteen Twenties ny, and lots more and plenty more.

Drawing at the disciplines of publication background, translation reviews, comparative literature, and visible reviews, the writer makes a speciality of the booklet as an item, reading how particular copies of manuscripts and published books have been awarded to an English readership by way of numerous translators. Armstrong is thereby in a position to demonstrate how the medieval textual content in translation is remade and re-authorized for each new new release of readers.

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