Gay decameron

As such, the Decameron may be read as a series of apologia for extramarital, heterosexual seduction. The significance of these apologia has been the focus of recent critical studies of The Decameron, whether critics have read the novellae as promoting the sexual objectification of women, as rebelling against patriarchal structures, or as meditating on associations between seduction and storytelling; but what has not yet been addressed is the role that sodomy plays in the construction of these heterosexual narratives. As Boccaccio suggests in his Introduction and Prologue to Day Four, the creative energies of the Decameron emerge from a drive to please female readers by providing them with witty, erotic tales written in prose. While I will look, first, at the threshold stories of the Decameron, my investigation of the sodomist as a kind of erotic and aesthetic blocking figure will focus on the stories of Alessandro 2.

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The Gay Decameron - Christopher Whyte -

A literary blog by Brian A. Readers like myself who while revering the Divine Comedy consider it mistitled and its title an oxymoron can take heart at the manner in which Boccaccio sets things right by putting comedy back on its crooked, worldly, populist path. The Decameron is the Profane Comedy, a vast panorama of a still quite recognizable sublunary world. In an important sense, Boccaccio's world is our world, just as Balzac's world is our world, while the worlds of Shakespeare and Zola are--for very different reasons that can be crudely noted by the labels 'genius' and 'scientism'--not quite ours. Boccaccio's world of ordinary and extraordinary human corruption, his cheating spouses and their outrageous stratagems, his vengeful cuckolds, his greedy merchants, hypocritical saints and gullible citizens reminding us that even in the s intelligent people must have considered unseemly the desire to define oneself as a 'believer' above all, even above questioning the sensibility and morality of one's beliefs --all these characters and situations show that there's surprisingly little space between the mundane corruptions of Boccaccio's world and those of ours. Yes, we are still 'Western'--and so, these days, is much of what used to be called the 'East'. The Decameron gives us good evidence of the bawdy humor that must have been current in the Middle Ages: stories of horny monks and randy nuns, cuckolds and cuckoldry, transgression and vengeance.

Royal Decameron Question - Bucerias Forum

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В-третьих. - Но, дядя Ричард, - перебил его Патрик, - почему картина была _немой_. Эпонине и Элли проще было сказать, что все в порядке. Быть может, это свидетельствует о том, что октопауки глухи и остановились на немых - Интересная мысль, Патрик, - ответил Ричард.

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