By Giovanni Boccaccio, J. G. Nichols
An excellent new translation of the paintings that Herman Hesse referred to as "the first nice masterpiece of ecu storytelling."
In the summer season of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten younger women and men take safe haven within the nation-state, the place they entertain themselves with stories of affection, demise, and corruption, that includes a number of characters, from lascivious priests and mad kings to devious enthusiasts and fake miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for "ten days," Boccaccio's e-book of reports attracts on historic mythology, modern heritage, and lifestyle, and has encouraged the paintings of myriad writers who got here after him.
J. G. Nichols's new translation, devoted to the unique yet rendered in eminently readable smooth English, captures the undying humor of 1 of the good classics of ecu literature.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer and poet, used to be born in 1313 and died in 1375.
Born in Liverpool, England, J. G. Nichols is a poet, literary critic, and translator. He was once presented the loo Florio Prize for his translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch's Canzoniere received the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000.
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The stereotypical image was that of subordinate wives carrying out their husbands’ wishes, working in parallel on the same agenda. Furthering this impression, UDI explicitly endorsed the PCI as part of the Popular Front coalition in early elections and reproduced much of its platform verbatim “A n Es s ential Way o f Life ” 41 in its own propaganda. After the 1948 elections, UDI suffered from the defeat of the Popular Front by losing all of its state subsidies, while CIF received 300 million lire from the state.
Women might become citizens, but only through a compromise in which they asserted their respectability and turned on prostitutes and other “deviants” to help discipline them and uphold social order. The final case study moves forward to the end of the third legislature, 1958–1963, to address the work of a young Christian Democrat Int roduc tion 19 from Sardinia named Maria Cocco. In 1963, during a session primarily concerned with the crisis-laden rapprochement between the Christian Democrats and the social democrats known as the strategy of centrosinistra, Cocco championed a capstone law that acknowledged and made complete the many inroads women had been making into civil service.
37 This was a losing strategy: anticommunist women mistrusted UDI anyway, and those Leftist women who were the base of UDI’s activists increasingly asserted those issues in internal meetings and bulletins. Recognizing the need to prove its autonomy in order to secure women’s trust, by 1953 UDI showed increasing signs of refusing the party line in social and cultural issues. For example, it used its magazine Noi donne (We Women) to conduct national surveys on public opinion of divorce, women’s education, and birth control practices.