The Crane in Decameron

The Crane in Decameron

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Decameron novella. Adapted and illustrated by Lele Luzzati. An Astor Book, Ivan Obolensky Inc., NY, 1961.

A children's version of one of the hundred novellas in the _Decameron. It tells the story about a cook who prepares a crane for his lord. In the Decameron, author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) excels in his effectiveness of using props in his storytelling.


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    story by Valentina Luiten

    This story focuses on the role of the crane in the fourth novella of the sixth day of the Decameron, narrated by Neifile. The main character in this novella is a cook named Chichibio. He gets in trouble with his master, because he gives into the charms of Brunetta, his mistress. She asks him for a piece of the roasted bird that he has prepared for his lord. Boccaccio picked a crane as his star character. This tour will tell you why, while also looking at some of the renditions of this humorous novella. We open this tour with a few lines of this story...

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