Adventures in Speech

In his close and original analysis, Pier Massimo Forni uses the notion of rhetoric as a guiding principle for a critical assessment of the Decameron.

Adventures in Speech
Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's "Decameron"

Pier Massimo Forni

1996 | 176 pages | Cloth $79.95
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART I THE RHETORIC OF SELECTION AND RESPONSE
Chapter 1: Configurations of Discourse
Chapter 2: Pleasure and Response

PART II THE RHETORIC OF BEGINNINGS
Chapter 3: Realism and the Needs of the Story

PART III RHETORIC AND IMAGINATION
Chapter 4: The Poetics of Realization
Chapter 5: Rhetoric and Narration in the Story of Zima

Afterword

Appendix: Horror of Incest and Seduction of Literature in Boccaccio's Decameron

Notes
Works Consulted
Index