This Italian collection of folk-tales now known as Il Pentamerone was first kept it out of northern European tradition for two centuries, by Giambattista Basile. Writing Fairy Tales in Dialect: Giambattista Basile’s Il Pentameron . Thus, Basile wrote Il Pentamerone not in literary Italian—a language he. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories ( ) by Giambattista Basile, translated by John Edward Taylor.

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Born to a Neapolitan middle-class family, Basile was, during his career, a courtier and soldier to various Italian princes, including the doge of Venice. Henn Asaro marked it as to-read Jul 19, Kindle Editionpages. Trivia About Stories from the Ferl marked it as to-read Mar 11, By the time of his death he had reached the rank of “count” Conte di Torrone.

Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 08, Rachel marked it as badile Sep 27, Not only were the traditions at that time more complete in themselves, but the author had a special talent for collecting them, and besides that an intimate knowledge of the dialect.

The Pentamerone

Wayne State University Press. So many tales from many countries – the Pentamerone is from Italy; Naples to be precise.

Views Read Edit View history. I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know. This collection Basile’s Pentamerone was for a long time the best and richest that had been found by any nation.


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These stories were later adapted by Charles Perrault and pentameorne Brothers Grimmthe latter making extensive, acknowledged use of Basile’s collection. We may therefore look on this collection of fifty tales as the basis of many others; for although it was not so in actual fact, and was indeed not known beyond the country in which it appeared, and was never translated into French, it still has all the importance of a basike, owing to the coherence of its traditions.

The Pentamerone, despite being an influential classic, seems to have been largely ignored by translators and publishers, and no public domain full text is yet available online. This has been interpreted as a satire on Baroque style, but as Basile praised the style, and used giambattsta in his other works, it appears to have no nasile intention.

So many things to keep track of – some of I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know. Books by Giambattista Basile. Molly marked it as to-read May 05, Albanese, Angela, Metamorfosi del Cunto di Basile.

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Stories from the Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile – Free Ebook

University of Chicago Press. Each tells five stories, most of which are more suitable to courtly, rather than juvenile, audiences. Cato Ybarra marked it as to-read Apr 23, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Regina Mart marked it as to-read Mar 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Lo cunto de li cunte. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Many are similar to tales we know well – Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast-like tales, etc.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Traduzioni, riscritture, adattamenti, Ravenna, Longo, To see what your friends thought of pentzmerone book, please sign up. Lo cunto de li cunti”The Tale of Tales” is a seventeenth-century fairy tale collection by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile.

Simone McDivitt marked it as to-read Oct 10, giambattisga Refresh and try again. An old woman tried to gather oil, a page boy broke her jug, and the old woman grew so angry that she danced about, and Zoza laughed at her. Juliette marked it as to-read Apr 13, Among the places related to the stories we find the city of Acerenza and the Castle of Lagopesolethe latter pentametone to the fairy tale Rapunzel.

Stories from the Pentamerone

The Pentamerone tells fifty tales over five nights. So many things to keep track of – some of them are way out there, as if the person made it up as they told the story – maybe giambattiista what they did when Giambattista recorded them down.

Esperanza marked it as to-read Jul 08,