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"Boccaccio'nun 1349-1353 yılları arasında yazdığı başyapıtı 'Decameron' on gün boyunca anlatılan yüz öyküden oluşur. Günde on öykü anlatılır. Her günü bir kral ya da kraliçe yönetir. Yazar 'Decameron'un önsözünde kitabın özelliklerini açıklar, sevenlerin, özellikle de seven kadınların acılarını hafifletmeyi amaçladığını belirtir. 'Decameron' gelişmekte olan Floransa burjuv ...more
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Published 2011 by Oğlak Yayınları (first published 1353)
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See Min Lim The complete book has at least 100 tales, 10 from each of the ten days. There is also a chapter on how these young people, 7 women and 3 men, ended up…moreThe complete book has at least 100 tales, 10 from each of the ten days. There is also a chapter on how these young people, 7 women and 3 men, ended up in their situation. There is also a short blurb at the start and end of each day as an introduction and conclusion to the day, mostly about what they did at other times.

Depending on your edition, you will most likely also have some essays (introductions by scholars) and some notes or footnotes.

It is very likely you have an abridgement, since many of the translations had initially published an adridged version, before publishing the complete.(less)

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Huda Yahya

مازلتُ أتذكر اليوم الذي توافرت فيه الديكاميرون أمامي للاستعارة في طبعة ثمينة وبالانجليزية
وأنا جد سعيدة أنني تكاسلت عن قراءتها
لأنه لا ترجمة مثل ترجمة علماني
ولا أظنني كنت لأقرأ هذا العمل مرتين


تذكرني القصص أو الحكايات كي أكون أدق بغرائب ألف
ليلة وليلة
وليالي جلوسي جوار أمي أستمع إليها عبر الأثير
بآداء لطيف وأحيانا مفتعل لممثلي الإذاعة
فقد شعرت أنني عدت بالزمن والحكايات تتابع
بحلوها وسخيفها

ولكن العامل المشترك هنا هو جاذبية تلك النوعية من الكتب
فهي تعيدك بطريقة ما إلى طفولتك
وتعطيك جرعة خيال
Ahmad Sharabiani
Il Decamerone = The Decameron, Giovanni Boccacccio
The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various
Renato Magalhães Rocha
In the 14th century in Europe, during the devastating times of the Black Death, a group of young Florentines - seven women and three men - decide to flee to seek shelter and escape from the plague in a villa outside of the city of Florence. This is the basic frame used by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio to tell us one hundred tales of life, love and fortune with The Decameron.

After leaving the city, in order to pass the time, an idea of telling stories is brought up and each one of the young g
After a couple of years, two attempts and two different editions, I have finally finished this book. The first great literary accomplishment of 2016.
All I can say is that the history of humanity lies on every page of this book. Virtues and defects that have illuminated and darkened human existence were eloquently expressed by Boccaccio's brilliant pen that concocted, with mastery and otherworldly wit, one hundred tales told by seven young ladies and three young men who, to contextualize this fin
The Decameron is a set of one hundred stories told to each other by a group of ten people, seven women and three men, over ten days. All these stories exist within one story which is about this group of people who come together in Florence during an outbreak of the plague and how they react to it - which is by going off into the surrounding countryside and recreating a kind of temporary Eden outside the ravages of the times. Beyond that there are the author's intentions and his defence of his wo ...more
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“Nothing is so indecent that it cannot be said to another person if the proper words are used to convey it.”
― Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron


Like The Canterbury Tales, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights, etc., "The Decameron" is an early masterpiece of literature. It is one of those books I avoided because I thought it would be stilted and boring. Hells NASTY Bells was I wrong. Boccaccio is funny, flippant, irreverent,

I'm utterly flabbergasted by how good this is. Forty years before The Canterbury Tales took England by storm, a little tiny place called Italy was having a full-blown RENAISSANCE. So why the hell have I been avoiding all these fantastic pieces of art, anyway? Because they're in Italian? For SHAME.

Fortunately, this translation is fantastic... and you know what? It really holds up. It has everything a public who wants to be entertained could ever desire. A hundred short stories framed by
MJ Nicholls
Permit me to offer another roar of support for reading (The) Decameron. A divine mathematical structure (ten parts of ten chapters with ten characters told over ten days) props up this rollicking ride of classic storytelling. A modern translation (this ed from J.G. Nichols) renders the original in all its libidinous, virtuous mischief, making each page a rapturous pleasure to turn. This book needs no further endorsement from me. Make arrangements to read (The) Decameron before your fatal heart a ...more
El “Decameron” de Giovanni Boccaccio es uno de esos libros que pueden incluirse dentro de una tríada junto a “Los cuentos de Canterbury” de Geoffrey Chaucey, y el “Canzoniere” de Francesco Petrarca, verdaderos símbolos de la literatura medieval.
En realidad, el Decameron es un libro que se ubica entre la edad medieval y el Renacimiento y es el fiel reflejo del pensamiento europeo del siglo XIV.
Boccaccio, digno sucesor de Dante Alighieri y discípulo de Petrarca logró reconocimiento y fama eterna a
Aug 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My encounter with this book has been a delightful surprise. Expecting a dry and difficult medieval text, I was shocked to find myself unable to put it down. This is a completely rich text that is complex, yet easy and fun to read. Boccaccio has such a fun sense of humor! I found myself laughing aloud. For me, the dirty stories stole the show, but the other stories by no means fall short. His characters and stories are so richly human and he is able to laugh at them, embrace their flaws, forgive ...more
The Decameron is obviously a hugely influential piece of literature (actually, it's just plain huge), so it's no wonder I'd get around to it eventually. I'm not a huge fan of Chaucer, really, but I did recognise a couple of the source texts he used in this, and I imagine that the choice of frame narrative for the Canterbury Tales might've been suggested to Chaucer by The Decameron. Certainly The Decameron was an influence, anyway.

The Decameron also inspired a song by one of my favourite singers,
Roy Lotz
… nothing is so indecent that it cannot be said to another person if the proper words are used to convey it…

I did not think that a collection of tales from the late Middle Ages would be so raunchy and ribald. While artisans were busy erecting gothic cathedrals—symbols of humanity’s insignificance before an omnipotent deity—Boccaccio was busy writing this most human of books. Indeed, the Decameron can be seen as the humanistic reply to Dante’s Divine Comedy: a celebration of our very worldlines
In Florence, in 1350, Giovanni Boccaccio writes the Decameron, a collection of 100 stories told ostensibly by a group of noblemen and women hiding in the countryside from the Black Plague, the effects of which are described at the beginning of the Decameron in one of the world’s most horrifying pieces of journalism. The stories themselves are generally bawdy and funny, and in fact this was made into a porno in 1970, and here are some butts to prove it:


It was influenced in part by the brilli
David Lentz
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This great book is set in a country estate outside Florence during a plague. The meaning of the setting was not lost upon me: with death beckoning from all corners, one is wise to enjoy life and pass the hours sharing experience among those about whom one cares. These comic and tragic tales are told in rotation among a group of wealthy people killing time within a garden, a little island of civilization, a little Eden -- paradise. The vast majority of these 100 tales involve amusing stories abou ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

عشر شخصيات،سبع منهم نساء والباقي من الرجال،اهتدى بهم فكرهم للموت الهادئ البعيد عن صخب المدنية وأخطارها المتمثلة في وباء مميت،توافقت ميولهم وأذواقهم وجمعتهم الظروف،اختاروا العزلة وعاشوا في منتجع بعيد،وبدأوا في تسلية وقتهم لتكون أجمل تسلية،فخلال 10 أيام اتفقوا على تخصيص موضوع معين لكل يوم يقص منهم كل واحد قصة قصيرة، ليكون المجمل 100 قصة قصيرة سُجلت بحروف من نور في تاريخ الأدب العالمي واحتلت مكانة بارزة تستحقها،وأتت الأقاصيص جامعة للحب وحس الدعابة والظرف اللامتناهي،وكل يوم كان له عنوان رئيس وموضوع
Alp Turgut
Giovanni Boccaccio’nun seven kadınların acılarını hafifletmeyi amaçlayarak yazdığı “Decameron”, Kara Veba, diğer bir değişle Büyük Veba Salgını’nın rönesansa nasıl ön ayak olduğunu ağır din eleştirileri yaparak okuyucuya sunduğu gerçek bir başyapıt. Yedi kadın üç erkek bir araya gelerek on gün boyunca yüz öykü anlattığı eserde papazlar başta olmak üzere insanların tüm kirli çamaşırlarını ortaya döktüğü hikayeler anlatılmakta. Bir yandan güldürürken diğer yandan düşündüren Boccaccio’nun müstehcen ...more
The Decameron, a collection of 100 short (to short-ish) stories told by ten young Florentine men and women during the plague over ten days is a fun if often frustrating bit of fiction. The stories range from the dazzling, creative and surprising to the more rote and uninspired. First the good: there are all kinds of crazy shenanigans going on in throughout the course of the collection, and it’s quite a bit of fun to read stories written almost 700 years ago that ends with wife swapping, threesom ...more
باقر هاشمی
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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حلوای تنتنانی، تا نخوری ندانی
دکامرون یکی از نمونههای برجستهی ادبیاتِ تغزّلی و داستان های عاشقانه است. بوکاچیو در این کتاب که در حقیقت یک مجموعه داستان کوتاهِ منسجم به شمار میاد، داستان هایی دربارهی خیانتهای زوجین و عشاق و راه های وصال و فراق و عشقبازی کردنهای اونها رو نوشته. بوکاچیو یکی از دوستان دانته بوده.
پیر پائولو پازولینی، بر اساس این کتاب فیلمی به همین نام ساخته که از لحاظ جذابیت اصلاً به پای این کتاب نمی رسه اما در اون فیلم چند داستان رو نشون میده که در نسخه ی فارسی این کتاب سانسور شدهن.

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القرن الرابع عشر، مدينة فلورنس، مدينة الورود كما يوحي اسمها، والأهم مدينة الفن والأدب في إيطاليا، مدينة دانتي وبترارك وجيوفاني بوكاشيو صاحب هذا الكتاب (الديكاميرون) أي (الأيام العشرة) باليونانية، وهي أيام عشرة بالفعل، وبمثابة فصول عشرة للكتاب، الذي يتكئ على الوباء الذي اجتاح فلورنس سنة 1348 م، وقضى على الآلاف من ناسها.

في تلكم الظروف المحزنة، يتخيل بوكاشيو شبابا ً عشرة، ثلاثة رجال، وسبع نساء، يتركون المدينة الموبوءة ويلجئون إلى بستان خارجها، حيث يقررون البقاء هناك، بعيدا ً عن مشاهد ا
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We need tales to survive in this world. To escape the Black Death a group of seven young women and three young men flee to a secluded villa outside Florence. And for two weeks they tell stories - a noble and reasonable way to pass the hard times.
Now, The Human Comedy by Balzac comes to mind. In his multi-volume collection, the great novelist was depicting French society of the time. In Boccaccio’s Decameron I find a similar representation of “human comedies”, in a nutshell.
The whole collection i
Scarlet Cameo
10 personas. 10 días. 10 historias cada uno.

Este es de esos libros que leí por primera vez en la escuela y que me gustó tanto que terminé leyendolos completos. Las historias son de calidad variables, hay algunas que sacan carcajadas, otrs un tanto bizarras y algunas muy tediosas, pero como nota común es que manejan cierto nivel de erotismo (adaptado a la época, osea que en realidad no hay nada explícito) y que cada día hay una nueva temática.

Cada uno de los días tiene una introducción que es de
Czarny Pies
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes dirty jokes
So many people have read this book and so many great authors have borrowed from it, that a GoodReads critic really has no choice but to give it 5 stars.

My favourite day, is the one dedicated to the theme and I quote: "When they are twenty, they need it plenty." Although, to be honest the book never at any point strays very far from the gutter which explains its perennial appeal.

The problem with the Decameron is that people are terrified by the length. They think of the time required to read all
I hate to say I abandoned or DNF'd this but I just couldn't read any more. I'm happy to have to read the book til day 7 and story 2. The stories were often repetitive and despite the fact that each day offers a different theme, some of the stories easily overlapped and I got to the point where I have no idea what characters feature in which story or which story is even told by which person.

I did try to leave days in between the days and then the stories themselves but overall I am still not in t
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Giovanni Boccaccio's "Decameron" is a huge monument to Italy and to Italians - mercilessly, hilariously portrayed as they really are; when it comes to vices and virtues very little has changed in my country in the last seven centuries, you know. It's a great human mosaic. It's like getting lost in the crowd of a street market, in a kaleidoscope of colours and smells and noises and people pushing, screaming, laughing, sweating... mind your bag, by the way - Boccaccio's heroes never miss the chanc ...more
Özgür Daş
Boccaccio, bu büyük yapıtıyla La Fontaine, Chaucer, de Musset vs. gibi birçok yazarı etkilemiş eserlerinde esin kaynağı olmuştur.

Boccaccio Decameron'daki öyküleri, kendi ahlak anlayışı ve erdemleri doğrultusunda kaleme almış ve kitabın sonundaki 'Yazarın Vardığı Sonuç' bölümünde gerekli açıklamasını yapmıştır. Bu durum bazı öykülerde okuyuculara ters gelebilir diye düşünüyorum. Öykülerin azımsanmayacak kadar büyük bir kısmında din adamlarını kıyasıya eleştirmiştir, kitabı kaleme aldığı döneme ba
وائل المنعم
الديكاميرون مثلها مثل ألف ليلة و ليلة حكايات بالأساس و لذلك لا يبحث القارىء عن أو يتوقع حبكة درامية أو أسلوب سرد مميز, ففي القرن الرابع عشر لا يتوقع الكاتب أن ينتشر عمله بالنسخ المطبوعة و إنما بالحكي, و لذلك فتقييم مثل هذه الأعمال يكون بمدى أصالة و طرافة الحكايات, و على هذا الأساس فإن قراءة الديكاميرون متعة و تسلية في نفس الوقت, و هما أقصى ما تسعى الحكايات لتحقيقه.

يلفت النظر أن بازوليني في فيلمه الديكاميرون قام بإختيار عدد من الحكايات ليقدمها لنا, و لكنه تجاهل حكاية عندما قرأتها للمرة الأولى ظنن
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it

Boccaccio, 1348'de başlayıp, 1351'de bitirdiği Decameron'da (on gün) salgın günlerinde Floransa da yaşanılanları anlatır ve salgından kaçan 10 kişinin 10 gün boyunca anlatığı 100 öykü ile kitabını tamamlar. Her öyküye bir çizim eşlik ediyor.

Kitap yazıldığı çağın oldukça ilerisinde bir kitap, din baskısı, ruhban sınıfının rezillikleri, cinsiyet ayrımı sert bazen mizahi dille anlatılır. Yalan, aşk, açgözlülük, sevda, kibir, dostluk, kıskançlık, kurnazlık, cinsel dürtüler gibi insan davranış ve du
Being stuck on a couch for a day-and-a-half helps finish off books that have been taking too long to read on a regular basis. It was good to polish off Boccaccio.

So the plot is pretty easy to understand. It's 14th century Florence, and there's this pesky plague thing (aka, the Black Death) hanging around cramping everyone's style. A handful of folks go off to some safe distance and amuse themselves by telling each other stories - 10 stories a day for 10 days. Cool, right?


The problem is th
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Uzun zamandır okumak istediğim, sevgili Cemre'nin incelemesini görünce dayanamayıp başladığım kitap Decameron.

Faucault Sarkacı'ndan sonra başladığım için ard arda iki yüksek sayfalı kitap okuyorum, boğulur muyum gibi bir endişem vardı ama sayfalar ilerledikçe gördüm ki yanılmışım.

Dil oldukça sade ve anlatım çok akıcı, yazıldığı döneme göre bakacak olursak hikayelerde oldukça ağır eleştiriler var. Özellikle Hristiyan papazlara dair yapılan göndermeler döneme ışık tutacak özellikle. Yazıldığı yı
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Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in veris ...more
“To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others. ” 53 likes
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