Vernon Lee (Violet Paget)


Giovanni Boccaccio


 1313~1375. Italian poet. He was active in Florence and valued Dante highly. His representative work is The Decameron, which influenced greatly Geoffrey Chaucer.
 Vernon Lee loves reading Boccaccio. In ‘Symmetria Prisca' in Euphorion, she writes: "Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio were at once the founders of modern literature and the exponents of the literature of antiquity; the strong young present was to profit by the experience of the past."
 In 'Old Italian Gardens' in Limbo and Other Essays, she mentions Boccaccio.

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