Boccaccio Life

He was known for re-inventing the ottava rima and for his realistic dialogues, as opposed to the set pattern of plots rampant in the works of medieval writers. He was inspired by Dante’s works. Though he was a literary genius, Boccaccio spent most of his later life struggling with financial issues. He had even thought of burning his works once.

Boccaccio was an Italian Scholar whose written works included prose (folktales and fairytales), pastorals (poems about the life of shepherds), and other poetry. His works were written in both.

 · Early Life & Works. Giovanni Boccaccio was born in Tuscany (either in Certaldo or Florence) in CE and spent his childhood in Florence. His father was Boccaccio di Chellino, a Tuscan merchant, but nothing is known about his mother, except that she may have been French (it used to be thought he had been born in Paris).Author: Mark Cartwright.

There is an emphasis on human intelligence and a kind of worldly prudence with which characters overcome difficult situations, be they noble or ignoble. Boccaccio presents life from an earthly point of view, with a complete absence of moral intentions.

Boccaccio's Literary Influence. Boccaccio was an Italian Scholar whose written works included prose (folktales and fairytales), pastorals (poems about the life of shepherds), and other poetry.


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