The Pentamerone: Giambattista Basile: Basile’s collection, Lo cunto de li cunti ( ; “The Story of Stories”; best Italian translation B. Croce, ; best English. Lo cunto de li cunti (Il Pentamerone): Testo conforme alla prima stampa del MDCXXXIV – VI;, a cura di Benedetto Croce, Napoli, pei tipi del Cav. A second strand in the European fairy tale tradition emerged in Naples in Lo cunto de li cunti over lo trattenemiento de li peccerille by Giambattista Basile (c.
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Giambattista Basile February — February was an Italian poetcourtierand fairy tale collector.
His collections include the oldest recorded forms of many well-known and more obscure European fairy tales. Born in Giugliano to a Neapolitan middle-class family, Basile was a courtier and soldier to various Italian princes, including the doge of Venice.
The Pentamerone | work by Basile |
According to Benedetto Croce he was born inwhile other sources have February In Venice he began to write poetry. By the time of his death he had reached the rank of “count” Conte di Torrone.
Basile’s earliest known literary production is from in the form of a preface to the Vaiasseide of his friend the Neapolitan writer Giulio Cesare Cortese. The following year his villanella Smorza crudel amore was set to music and in he published his poem Il Pianto della Vergine. 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 “The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones”also known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his oo Adriana in Naples, Italy in and under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis.
It later became known as the Pentamerone. Although neglected for some time, the work received a great deal of attention after the Brothers Grimm praised it highly as the first national collection of fairy tales. Giambattista Basile spent much time in the courts of the nobles of the kingdom of Naples ; tales of Pentamerone are set in the woods and castles of the Basilicatain particular the city of Acerenza.
The film Tale of Tales is a screen adaptation loosely based on his fairy tale collection.
From Ll, the free encyclopedia. Fairy tales, old wives and printing presses. History Today31 December Retrieved 3 March The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm.
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Lo Cunto de li Cunti.