The eight lectures incorporated in this compact but handsome volume pay highly personal, deeply felt, and invariably apt tributes to the late Vittore Branca, who died on May 28, 2004.
As detailed by each essay’s author, Branca’s seminal interpretations of Boccaccio influenced the way most Italianists in the twentieth century viewed and taught the Certaldese writer.
As elaborated by Branca’s protégés and disciples, that influence will indubitably continue for decades to come.
"Dante e Boccaccio: Lectura Dantis Scaligera 2004 – 2005 in Memoria di Vittore Branca. A cura di Ennio Sandal,"
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