All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionThe first epic poem written in Italian is the Teseida delle zze di Emilia (Theseid of the Nuptials of Emilia) by Giovanni Boccaccio, the well-kwn author of the Decameron. Conceived and composed during the Florentine author's stay in Naples, it combines masterfully both epic and lyric themes in a genre that may be defined as an epic of love. Besides its intrinsic literary value, the poem reflects the author's youthful emotions and stalgia for the happiest times of his life.
- Author BiographyThe Translator: Vincenzo Traversa, a United States citizen born and educated in Italy, has taught Italian language and literature at UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of Kansas. He holds a Doctorate in English language and literature and a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from UCLA. He is Professor of Italian and Humanities at California State University, Hayward, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for thirteen years. His works include Parola e Pensiero, Idioma in Prospettiva, Frequency Dictionary of Italian Words (coauthor), Racconti di Alberto Moravia, Luigi Capuana: Critic and Novelist, and The Laude in the Middle Ages (Peter Lang, 1994). The Italian government awarded him the Cross of Knight in the Order of Merit and he was honored in the 2000 edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
- Author(s)Giovanni Boccaccio
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/09/2002
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Series TitleCurrents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures
- Series Part/Volume Number116
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight940 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Translated byVincenzo Traversa
- Introduction byVincenzo Traversa
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $99.00Trending at AU $101.13
- AU $73.99Trending at AU $79.66
- AU $104.88Trending at AU $108.26
- AU $67.99Trending at AU $71.39
- AU $61.99Trending at AU $63.74
- AU $95.88Trending at AU $99.57
- AU $89.90Trending at AU $112.26
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.