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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Be the first to ask a question about Stories from the Pentamerone. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know. So many tales from many countries – the Pentamerone is from Italy; Naples to be precise.
This is the series of stories that the film ‘Tale of Tales’ is based on. The Canterbury Tales are similar. These stories are actually quite bizarre. So many things to keep track of – some of I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know.
So many things to keep track of – some of them are way out there, as if the person made it up as they told the story – maybe that’s what they did when Giambattista recorded them down.
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Many are similar to tales we know well – Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast-like tales, etc. All the villains were ogres or ogresses or even ugly or black people. Pure white people are treasured and loved. Dafne Flego rated it it was ok Nov 02, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 08, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Oct 05, Morgan rated it really liked it Apr 27, Mary Anne marked it as to-read Aug 31, Sibilla Alauria marked it as to-read Nov 29, Joanna Gillespie marked it as to-read Dec 16, Ferl marked it as to-read Mar 11, Stef marked it as to-read Jun 03, Diana marked it as to-read Jun 26, Esperanza marked it as to-read Jul 08, Oricalissano marked it as to-read Jul 16, Nayely Romero marked it as to-read Nov 06, HelenaTM marked it as to-read Nov 26, Animelove24 Brown marked it as to-read Dec 05, Gloria Mundi is currently reading it Jan 10, Regina Mart marked it as to-read Mar 08, Atakan marked it as to-read Mar 29, Juliette marked it as to-read Apr 13, Missy marked it as to-read Apr 15, Cato Ybarra marked it as to-read Apr 23, Aaron Chandler marked it as to-read Apr 23, Molly marked it as to-read May 05, Jacob marked it as to-read Jun 12, Molly Tenerelli marked it as to-read Jun 14, Sam Zhang added it Jun 22, Henn Asaro marked it as to-read Jul 19, Dzdndstrctd marked it as to-read Sep 14, Rachel marked it as to-read Sep 27, Anna Rose marked it as to-read Oct 08, Simone McDivitt marked it as to-read Oct 10, Amy von Azriel marked it as to-read Nov 06, Kavi marked it as to-read Nov 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Stories from the Pentamerone
Born to a Neapolitan middle-class family, Bbasile was, during his career, a courtier and soldier to various Italian princes, including the doge of Venice. According to Benedetto Croce he was born inwhile other sources have February In Venice he began to write poetry. Later he returned to Naples to serve as a courtier under the patronage of Don Marino II Caracciolo, prince of Avellino, Born to a Neapolitan giamabttista family, Basile was, during his career, a courtier and soldier to various Italian princes, including the doge of Venice.
By the time of his death he had reached the rank of “count” Conte di Torrone. Basile’s earliest known literary production is from in the form of a preface to the Vaiasseide of his friend the Neapolitan writer Giulio Cesare Ggiambattista. The following year his villanella Smorza crudel amore was set to music and in he publish his poem Il Pianto della Vergine.
He is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo pentameeone 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 pentamerohe Naples, Italy in and under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis. It later became known as the Pentamerone.
Although neglected for some time, the work received a great deal of attention after the Brothers Grimm praised it highly as the first national collection of fairy tales. Many of these fairy tales are the oldest known variants in existence.
They include the earliest known versions of “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella”. Books by Giambattista Basile. Trivia About Stories from the No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.