Decameron Critical Essays

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The bolded translation is the one we recommend, but you can feel free to read whichever you like. Mc William [Revised edition]: The comprehensive Decameron.For references sake, I own, and am able to compare and provide text from, the following editions: J. Nichols: Sparsely annotated, otherwise unabridged, 2009. This translation was an attempt to improve on the Mc William, which "for all its undoubted brilliance, was marred at times by Latinate locutions and a stilted choice of words" (TLS). Includes a literally dissertation-length introduction and forty thousand words of annotations, 1995. Rebhorn: Annotations a bit longer than Mc William, which also tend to touch on different topics, and a fairly long introduction, though of course nowhere near as enormous as Mc William's, 2013.

The bolded translation is the one we recommend, but you can feel free to read whichever you like. Mc William [Revised edition]: The comprehensive Decameron.For references sake, I own, and am able to compare and provide text from, the following editions: J. Nichols: Sparsely annotated, otherwise unabridged, 2009. This translation was an attempt to improve on the Mc William, which "for all its undoubted brilliance, was marred at times by Latinate locutions and a stilted choice of words" (TLS). Includes a literally dissertation-length introduction and forty thousand words of annotations, 1995. Rebhorn: Annotations a bit longer than Mc William, which also tend to touch on different topics, and a fairly long introduction, though of course nowhere near as enormous as Mc William's, 2013.

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I will decide upon finishing DC, if Dante goes first."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.Also, to echo the sentiments of one Madame Paper Pills, swing by yr used bookstore and town and give it a whirl.The Strand has it going for less than ten bucks, Amazon New editions - paperback - start about the same price.Ali wrote: "Reviews of the translation are indeed hard to come by.Reviews of the Decameron where the reader makes clear that they are reading Nichols are plentiful, but they don\'t say anything about the quali..."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.Hell, if your library has a copy you could probably renew the Tome into eternity. wrote: "Thankfully this forum\'s backed up what I\'ve learned from the two professors I know in real life who have actually studied this book, and upon re-inquiry Mc William seems the way to go.The Payne translation is available on Project Gutenberg (for free, too - mentioned in other thread, won't beat dead horse, just a very nice resource always from PG) for those who employ digital reading. There is also..."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect. Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" Reviews of the translation are indeed hard to come by.Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" Gary wrote: "Any chance to post a link on here to order the Mc William\'s version? "\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect. Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" Gary wrote: "Thanks, Jim, I actually figured it out after I asked,and I think I may pick up a copy today while I am shopping."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" Reem K10 (Paper Pills) wrote: "Some of you may want to consider purchasing your books from an independent bookstore:\n\n $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.(I will not comment on its fidelity, as I am unqualified to make that judgement.) If you're looking for a treasury of notes, Nichols is not a good option.It is 675 pages, and the hundred or so notes begin on 657.

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