With hope for an end in sight, I thought it was time to finally talk about Giovanni Boccaccio’s plague-set book, The Decameron.

Show Notes

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Here the the link to The Decameron’s Wikipedia page, if you wanted to check out those snarky translator notes.

Historical Context for The Decameron.

This article asks, “Who will be our Boccaccio?” It’s a good question.

This article talks about human resilience during times of plague.

This is a nice article about Boccaccio and the Renaissance.

The Decameron Project is a modern take on stories in times of a pandemic.