Fiammetta Cirilli

Authors read by authors: Boccaccio and Calvino

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The text examines the main references to Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron in the work of Italo Calvino, with special attention to the recurrent themes of the movement and the change of spatial position (either in an actual or metaphorical sense) as the possible central ideas in the interpretations given by Calvino to Boccaccio's masterpiece. A special attention has been given to the tales of Andreuccio da Perugia, mentioned by Calvino in his introduction to the Fiabe Italiane; and to the ones of Guido Cavalcanti and Madonna Oretta, both mentioned in Lezioni americane.

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