Has anyone read The Decameron?

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Has anyone read The Decameron?

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I just started The Decameron by Boccaccio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron

Has anybody else read it? It is pretty funny so far though the language is a bit tough.

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Virgo wrote: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:19 am I just started The Decameron by Boccaccio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron

Has anybody else read it? It is pretty funny so far though the language is a bit tough.

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I read that book a long, long time ago, back when I was a kid in school. I actually borrowed it from the school library. Now, TBH, apart from some licentious language, I don’t remember much of those stories. But I remember the expression on the librarian’s face and being told that I shouldn’t read such books given my age....
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cyril wrote: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:38 am But I remember the expression on the librarian’s face and being told that I shouldn’t read such books given my age....
Oh that is hilarious Cyril. Thank you for sharing that. That gave me a good laugh.

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I read part of it (years ago) and couldn't see what the excitement was about :shrug: but this movie version https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron_(1971_film) attracted a lot of attention when it was new. Going by Pasolini's other movies, it's probably worth a look, even now.

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Kim O'Hara wrote: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:18 am I read part of it (years ago) and couldn't see what the excitement was about :shrug: but this movie version https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron_(1971_film) attracted a lot of attention when it was new. Going by Pasolini's other movies, it's probably worth a look, even now.

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That looks very interesating Kim. I didn't know it had been made into a film. The book is considered to be something like the Fifty Shades of Grey of it's time.

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Maybe some focaccia bread with olive oil, pecorino, and a glass of Tuscan wine tonight, no?

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I have read it, and loved it, long ago.
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