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 (bō-kä′chē-ō′, -chō′), Giovanni 1313-1375.
Italian poet and writer whose classic work, the Decameron (c. 1350), is a collection of 100 tales set against the melancholic background of the Black Death.
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(Italian bokˈkattʃo)
(Biography) Giovanni (dʒoˈvani). 1313–75, Italian poet and writer, noted particularly for his Decameron (1353), a collection of 100 short stories. His other works include Filostrato (?1338) and Teseida (1341)
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(bəˈkɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ)

Giovanni, 1313–75, Italian writer.
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[bɒˈkætʃɪəʊ] NBocacio
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From this time, and especially after his other visit to Italy, five years later, he made much direct use of the works of Petrarch and Boccaccio and to a less degree of those of their greater predecessor, Dante, whose severe spirit was too unlike Chaucer's for his thorough appreciation.
This literary form--a collection of disconnected stories bound together in a fictitious framework--goes back almost to the beginning of literature itself; but Chaucer may well have been directly influenced by Boccaccio's famous book of prose tales, 'The Decameron' (Ten Days of Story-Telling).
It is said that Chaucer borrowed the form of his famous tales from a book called The Decameron, written by an Italian poet named Boccaccio. Decameron comes from two Greek words deka, ten, and hemera, a day, the book being so called because the stories in it were supposed to be told in ten days.
Perhaps he even met Boccaccio, and it is more than likely that he met Petrarch, another great Italian poet who also retold one of the tales of The Decameron.
Pocket edition of Boccaccio's `Decameron,' with name of Joseph Stangerson upon the fly-leaf.
And he went about it in a way that reminded me of a story out of Boccaccio.
Terzo nella serie delle Lecturae Boccaccii pubblicato sotto l'auspicio della American Boccaccio Association e secondo in ordine di pubblicazione, The "Decameron" Third Day in Perspective, con un saggio introduttivo e dieci capitoli, offre al lettore una panoramica sulla terza giornata del Decameron.
A Giovanni Boccaccio B Luigi Boccaccio C Gianni Boccaccio D Gianni Rossi 8.
Die verschiedenen Pratexte sowie die Diskurse und Traditionen, in die sich der lateinische Boccaccio einschreibt, werden dabei nie aus dem Blick verloren.
(2) The collection was known in the nineteenth century for having inspired many of the stories in Boccaccio's 1353 Decameron.
On Famous Women: The Middle English Translation of Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, translated by Wayne A Rebhorn, W.W.