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A Florentine Evening

A Florentine Evening

Come and enjoy a Boccaccio evening to celebrate 700 years of his birth. The evening will start with a lecture by the Florentine historian and journalist Margherita Calderoni. Before and after the lecture there will be a reception with wine from Montepulciano and Italian cheeses. We will be entertained by the music of Federico Moscogiuri, a Florentine Lute player and readings in English from the Decameron by Tarquin Olivier. Following this for those who want to we will descend to the restaurant to enjoy a bistecca fiorentina with salad and a glass of wine.

 

 

 

When: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Where: The Polish Club, 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN.

Opposite illustration: Dante Gabriel Rossetti - A Vision of Fiammetta 1878

In the lecture “Giovanni Boccaccio: The poet who turned into a storyteller” Margherita Calderoni will describe how Boccaccio displeased his father for not becoming a merchant but he acquired monumental status in the history of literature. After 700 years from his birth his Decameron is as crisp as a screen play as his life was as colourful as a Renaissance tapestry from the Black of the Florentine plague to the Red of his passionate loves to the Grey of his monkish frock.

He was a scholar and a poet but he inaugurated a form of prose which in the novel has superseded epic poetry. Decameron is the triumph of the narrative which anticipated the future, determined the course of Renaissance fiction, thanks to his skills, experiences and great humanity, inspiring also foreign literature such as, for example, Chaucer.
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Thank you to our sponsors Excellent Gusto, Podere Vilarga, Fattoria La Gigliola di Piazzini Anna, Mr Paolo Soderi supplier of Chianina Meat, the best Florentine Steak.

With the patronage of the Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi and the Florentines in the World.
 
Accademia Italiana Club/Artstur
55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN

 

 

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