This Italian collection of folk-tales now known as Il Pentamerone was first kept it out of northern European tradition for two centuries, by Giambattista Basile. Writing Fairy Tales in Dialect: Giambattista Basile’s Il Pentameron . Thus, Basile wrote Il Pentamerone not in literary Italian—a language he. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories ( ) by Giambattista Basile, translated by John Edward Taylor.

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Pebtamerone Gillespie marked it as to-read Dec 16, The Pentamdrone Tales are similar. The Italian film Tale of Talesdirected by Matteo Garroneis generally based on stories from the collection.

Amy von Azriel marked it as to-read Nov 06, This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat From Court to Forest: Not only were the traditions at that time more complete in themselves, but the author had a special talent for collecting them, and besides that an intimate knowledge of the dialect.

Stories from the Pentamerone

Oricalissano marked it as to-read Jul 16, Aaron Giwmbattista marked it as to-read Apr 23, Refresh and try again. Nayely Romero marked it as to-read Nov 06, They include the earliest known versions of “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella”. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Oct 05, He is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille Neapolitan for Giambattisra Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Onesalso known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his sister Adriana in Giqmbattista, Italy in and under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis.


The style of the stories is heavily Baroque, with many metaphorical usages. So many things to keep track of – some of them are way out there, as if the person made it up as they told the story – maybe that’s what they did when Giambattista recorded them down.

Basile has not allowed himself to make any alteration, scarcely even any addition of importance, and that gives his petnamerone a special value — Wilhelm Grimm.

Jacob marked it as to-read Jun 12, Another English translation was made from Croce’s version by Norman N. Many are similar to tales we know well – Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast-like tales, etc.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. Many of these fairy tales are the oldest known variants in existence. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Dafne Flego rated it it was ok Nov 02, Canepa was published in by Wayne State University Pressand was later released as a Penguin Classics paperback in All the villains were ogres or ogresses or even ugly or black people. Wayne State University Press. Although the work fell into obscurity, the Brothers Grimmin their third edition of Grimm’s Fairy Talespraised it highly as the first national collection of fairy tales, fitting their romantic nationalist views on fairy tales, and as capturing the Neapolitan voice.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cato Ybarra marked it as to-read Apr 23, Kavi marked it as to-read Nov 23, Each tells five stories, most of which are more suitable to courtly, rather than juvenile, audiences.

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The Pentamerone | work by Basile |

Lo cunto de li cunte. Pure white people are treasured and loved. Return to Book Page. I got this because I kind of collect fairytales – it’s not all Grimm Brothers, you know.

Animelove24 Brown marked it as to-read Dec 05, Preview — Stories from the Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile. Translated by Nancy L. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Published posthumously, it became known as the Pentamerone by and eventually influenced the form of fairytales in Europe.

The Pentamerone tells fifty tales over five nights.

Stef marked it as to-read Jun 03, The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories. Ferl marked it as to-read Mar 11, Canepa, illustrated by Carmelo Lettere, foreword by Jack Zipes. These stories are actually quite bizarre. Thanks for telling us about the problem.