Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

ISBN-10: 0814328660
ISBN-13: 9780814328668
Edition: 2007
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Description: The Tale of Tales, made up of forty-nine fairy tales within a fiftieth frame story, contains the earliest versions of celebrated stories like Rapunzel, All-Fur, Hansel and Gretel, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The Tale of Tales, made up of forty-nine fairy tales within a fiftieth frame story, contains the earliest versions of celebrated stories like Rapunzel, All-Fur, Hansel and Gretel, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. The tales are bawdy and irreverent but also tender and whimsical, acute in psychological characterization and encyclopedic in description. They are also evocative of marvelous worlds of fairy-tale unreality as well as of the everyday rituals of life in seventeenth-century Naples. Yet because the original is written in the nonstandard Neopolitan dialect of Italian—and was last translated fully into English in 1932—this important piece of Baroque literature has long been inaccessible to both the general public and most fairy-tale scholars. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" is a modern translation that preserves the distinctive character of Basile’s original. Working directly from the original Neopolitan version, translator Nancy L. Canepa takes pains to maintain the idiosyncratic tone of The Tale of Tales as well as the work’s unpredictable structure. This edition keeps the repetition, experimental syntax, and inventive metaphors of the original version intact, bringing Basile’s words directly to twenty-first-century readers for the first time. This volume is also fully annotated, so as to elucidate any unfamiliar cultural references alongside the text. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" is also lushly illustrated and includes a foreword, an introduction, an illustrator’s note, and a complete bibliography.The publication of The Tale of Tales marked not only a culmination of the interest in the popular culture and folk traditions of the Renaissance period but also the beginning of the era of the artful and sophisticated "authored" fairy tale that inspired and influenced later writers like Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" offers an excellent point of departure for reflection about what constitutes Italian culture, as well as for discussion of the relevance that forms of early modern culture like fairy tales still hold for us today. This volume is vital reading for fairy-tale scholars and anyone interested in cultural history.

Foreword : the rise of the unknown Giambattista Basile
The first day
Introduction to The tale of tales
The tale of the ogre
The myrtle
Peruonto
Vardiello
The flea
The Cinderella cat
The merchant
Goat-face
The enchanted doe
The old woman who was skinned
The crucible : eclogue
The second day
Introduction to the second day
Petrosinella
Green meadow
Viola
Cagliuso
The serpent
The she-bear
The dove
The little slave girl
The padlock
The buddy
The dye : eclogue
The third day
Introduction to the third day
Cannetella
Penta with the chopped-off hands
Face
Sapia Liccarda
The cockroach, the mouse, and the cricket
The garlic patch
Corvetto
The ignoramus
Rosella
The three fairies
The stove : eclogue
The fourth day
Introduction to the fourth day
The rooster's stone
The two brothers
The three animal kings
The seven little pork rinds
The dragon
The three crowns
The two little pizzas
The seven little doves
The crow
Pride punished
The hook : eclogue
The fifth day
Introduction to the fifth day
The goose
The months
Pretty as a picture
The golden trunk
Sun, moon, and Talia
Sapia
The five sons
Nennillo and Nennella
The three citrons
End of The tale of tales

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