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This Italian collection of folk-tales now known as Il Pentamerone was first kept it out of northern European tradition for two centuries, by Giambattista Basile. Writing Fairy Tales in Dialect: Giambattista Basile’s Il Pentameron . Thus, Basile wrote Il Pentamerone not in literary Italian—a language he. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories ( ) by Giambattista Basile, translated by John Edward Taylor.

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The Pentamerone | work by Basile |

The frame-story is of a group of people passing time by sharing stories, as in the Decameron and other Penramerone collections of tales. Juliette marked it as to-read Apr 13, Kindle Editionpages.

They include the earliest known versions of “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella”. Sibilla Alauria marked it as to-read Nov 29, So many things to keep track of – some of them are way out there, as if the person made it glambattista as they told the story – maybe that’s what they did when Giambattista recorded them down.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Diana marked it as to-read Jun 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These stories were later adapted by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimmthe latter making extensive, acknowledged use of Basile’s collection.

Sam Zhang added it Jun 22, All the villains were ogres or ogresses or even ugly or black people. This has been interpreted as a satire on Baroque style, but as Basile praised the style, and used it in his other works, it appears to have no ironic intention. Goodreads helps giambattisya keep track of books you want to read.


The Pentamerone

Simone McDivitt marked it as to-read Oct 10, This Italian collection of folk-tales now known as Il Pentamerone was first published at Naples, and in a Neapolitan dialect that kept it out of northern European tradition for two centuries, by Giambattista Basile, Conte di Torrone, who is believed to have collected them chiefly in Crete and Venice, and to have died in the s. Giamattista Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm.

The Pentamerone Neapolitan subtitle: In Venice he began to write poetry.

Open Preview See a Problem? The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories. From Court to Forest: Esperanza marked it as to-read Jul 08, It is structured around a fantastic frame storyin which fifty stories are related over the course of five days, in analogy with the ten-day structure of the much earlier Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio Rachel marked it as to-read Sep 27, Among the places related to the stories we find the city of Acerenza and the Castle of Lagopesolethe latter connected to the fairy tale Rapunzel.

The husband hires ten female storytellers to keep her amused; disguised among them is Zoza. Wayne State University Press. I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know.

Stories from the Pentamerone

Retrieved 13 March The frame story is that of a cursed, melancholy princess named Zoza “mud” or “slime” in Neapolitan, but also used as a term of endearment. Books by Giambattista Basile.

Aaron Chandler marked it as to-read Apr 23, Wikisource has original text related to this article: Mary Anne marked it as to-read Aug 31, Preview — Stories from the Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile.


This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Many are similar to tales we know well – Hansel and Gretel, Beauty giambathista the Beast-like tales, etc.

Stories from the Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile

To ask other readers questions about Stories from the Pentameroneplease sign up. We may therefore look on this collection of fifty tales as the basis of many others; for although it was not so in actual fact, and was indeed not known beyond the country in which it appeared, and was never translated into French, it still has all the importance of a basis, owing to the coherence of its traditions. So many tales from many countries – the Pentamerone is from Italy; Naples to be precise.

He is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille Neapolitan for The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Onesalso known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his sister Adriana in Naples, Italy in and under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis.

Lo cunto de li cunti”The Tale of Tales” is a seventeenth-century fairy tale collection by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile. These stories are actually quite bizarre.