From Court to Forest Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale

Vintage Hard Covered book with original jacket. In good vintage condition. Nancy L. Canepa Wayne State University Press Detroirt., Copyright 1999. 333 pages.

Lo cunto de li cunti: A "Cinderella" of Literary History -- The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale -- Defining the Literary Fairy Tale -- Fairy Tales and Reality The Editorial and Critical History of Lo cunto de li cunti -- The Life and Times of Giambattista Basile -- The Kingdom of Naples -- The Wandering Courtier -- Intellectual Life: The Courts and Academies -- The Cuftural Background of Lo cunto de li cunti -- From Renaissance Novella to Baroque Fairy Tale -- From Italian to Neapolitan The Lettere and Le Muse napoletane -- Rites of Initiation -- The Frame Tale -- Rites of Passage -- Narrative Organization of Lo cunto de li cunti -- The Disenchantment of power: Kings and Courtiers m -- Monarchic Misdoings: Kings -- The Dangers of Idleness: Frivolous Kings -- The Benefits of Counsel: Inept Kings -- The Seduction of the Same: Incestuous Kings -- Abandoned Brides: Forgetful Kings -- With a Vengeance: Cruel Kings The Price of Success: Courtiers -- The Key to Success: Enterprising Heroes andHeroines -- Collaborating for Success -- Deception and Disguise: Winning through Trickery Modeling Destinies: The Creation of Fairy-Tale Subjects -- Significant Others: Ogres, Fools, and forests -- Figures of Alterity: Ogres -- In Praise of Folly: Triumphant Simpletons -- Fairy-Tale Landscapes: The Case of the Bosco -- Marvelous Metaphor -- Baroque Figures -- The Magic of Metaphor -- The Metamorphosis of Tradition -- Transfiguring Mythological Tradition Repainting the Renaissance Literary Portrait The Dawn of a New Day: Baroque Hybridity -- The Triumph of the Carnivalesque .

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From Court to Forest Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale

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