From Court to Forest Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale - image 1 of 1

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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