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Boitani, Piero

Overview
Works: 122 works in 713 publications in 4 languages and 15,111 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  History  Sources  Poetry  Literature  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR1924, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Piero Boitani
The Cambridge Chaucer companion by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains a series of essays by internationally known Chaucer experts, designed to provide a challenging introduction to the poet. The collection is divided between pieces which concentrate squarely on one or more of Chaucer's major poems, identifying themes, styles, moods and tones, and pieces of wider scope which give more general information about Chaucer's literary sources and historical background, or study his experiments with style and structure over a range of poems, or set his works in the context of medieval genres and literary traditions."--Amazon description
The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer by Piero Boitani( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition is based on the first edition which has become a classic in Chaucer studies. Important material has been updated in the text, and its contributions cover recent trends in literary theory as well as in studies of Chaucer's works. The bibliography has been completely revised to provide an indispensable guide for today's student of Chaucer
Chaucer and the Italian trecento( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic and the sublime in medieval literature by Piero Boitani( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English medieval narrative in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by Piero Boitani( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wide-ranging and detailed study of English narrative verse in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Piero Boitani describes and analyses the undisputed masterpieces of narrative (such as the works of the Gawain poet, Langland, Gower and Chaucer), as well as the anonymous romances and specimens of religious and comic narrative which form the background to the better-known poems. The book is divided by literary genres or structural systems: chapters on the religious, comic and romance traditions are followed by a discussion of dream and visionary narratives and a chapter on story collections including those of Gower. The rest of the book is devoted to Chaucer, who mastered all these types
Chaucer and the imaginary world of fame by Piero Boitani( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of Ulysses : figures of a myth by Piero Boitani( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the writers discussed in this book are Homer and Dante, Tasso and Tennyson, Leopardi, Poe, and Baudelaire, as well as Conrad, Levi, Joyce, and Borges. Informed by modern critical theory, Piero Boitani's elegant work displays deep learning as well as illuminating and enlivening readings of a wide range of references as it describes the incarnations of Ulysses
The gospel according to Shakespeare by Piero Boitani( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this slim, poetically powerful volume, Piero Boitani develops his earlier work in The Bible and Its Rewritings, focusing on Shakespeare's "rescripturing" of the Gospels. Boitani persuasively urges that Shakespeare read the New Testament with great care and an overall sense of affirmation and participation, and that many of his plays constitute their own original testament, insofar as they translate the good news into human terms. In Hamlet and King Lear, he suggests, Shakespeare's "New Testament" is merely hinted at, and faith, salvation, and peace are only glimpsed from far away. But in Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest, the themes of compassion and forgiveness, transcendence, immanence, the role of the deity, resurrection, and epiphany are openly, if often obliquely, staged. The Christian Gospels and the Christian Bible are the signposts of this itinerary. Originally published in 2009, Boitani's Il Vangelo Secondo Shakespeare was awarded the 2010 De Sanctis Prize, a prestigious Italian literary award. Now available for the first time in an English translation, The Gospel according to Shakespeare brings to a broad scholarly and nonscholarly audience Boitani's insights into the current themes dominating the study of Shakespeare's literary theology. It will be of special interest to general readers interested in Shakespeare's originality and religious perspective."--Publisher's description
The Bible and its rewritings by Piero Boitani( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Bible and its Rewritings Piero Boitani discusses how some of the most fascinating scenes of Old and New Testament - Genesis, Exodus, Job, the Susanna story, the Gospel of John - are directly or indirectly rewritten in works ranging from the medieval period to the late twentieth-century: by Milton and Mann; by Chaucer, Dryden, La Fontaine, Orwell, and Kafka; by Faulkner and Tournier; by Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, and Joseph Roth."--Jacket
The European tragedy of Troilus( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius to improve an invention : literary transitions by Piero Boitani( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in the poetry and drama of the late Middle Ages in England : the J.A.W. Bennett memorial lectures, Perugia, 1988( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectuals and writers in fourteenth-century Europe : the J.A.W. Bennett memorial lectures, Perugia, 1984( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winged words : flight in poetry and history by Piero Boitani( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winged Words is Piero Boitani's aerial survey of humanity's fascination with flight as revealed in literature and history. By showing how writers and fliers have looked to the ancients for inspiration, Boitani testifies to the modern relevance of poetry and the classics."--Jacket
Chaucer and Boccaccio by Piero Boitani( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature in fourteenth-century England : the J.A.W. Bennett memorial lectures, Perugia, 1981-1982( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetics : theory and practice in medieval English literature( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Medioevo volgare( Book )

74 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Italian and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body and the soul in medieval literature : the J.A.W. Bennett memorial lectures, tenth series, Perugia, 1998( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in this volume, from the tenth J.A.W. Bennett Symposium, which was held in Perugia, 20-22 April 1998, try to explore new ways of reading and understanding the much debated theme of the body-and-soul relationship in medieval texts and in modern reworkings of medieval matter."--Jacket
English studies in transition : papers from the ESSE Inaugural Conference by Piero Boitani( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collected volume of essays capturing the vitality of the current transcultural European dialogue on English studies. The volume addresses a diversity of subjects in literary studies and is particulary strong in literary theory and poetry
 
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The Cambridge Chaucer companion
Alternative Names
Boitani, P. (Piero)

Boitano, Piero

Boitano, Piero 1947-

Piero Boitani filologo e critico letterario italiano

Piero Boitani Italiaans filoloog

Piero Boitani Italian literary critic

Languages
English (298)

Italian (118)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

Covers
The Cambridge Companion to ChaucerChaucer and the Italian trecentoThe tragic and the sublime in medieval literatureEnglish medieval narrative in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuriesChaucer and the imaginary world of fameThe Bible and its rewritingsThe European tragedy of TroilusThe genius to improve an invention : literary transitions