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The Decameron
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Wayne A. Rebhorn is the Celanese Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas, where he teaches English, Italian, and comparative literature. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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"The Decameron, an inexhaustibly rich late-medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit, is a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive...With gusto and energy, Wayne Rebhorn has risen to the daunting task of translating this great work into lively, contemporary, American-inflected English." -- Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University, author of The Swerve
"Wayne A. Rebhorn deserves our gratitude for an eminently persuasive translation of Boccaccio's collection of tales...I celebrate his accomplishment." -- Edith Grossman, translator of Don Quixote
"A lively, readable translation of the greatest short story collection of all time. The laugh-out-loud quality of Boccaccio's delicious vernacular is admirably preserved." -- Leonard Barkan, Princeton University
"This superb, powerful, beautifully crafted, and indeed definitive translation of The Decameron introduces readers anew to the sparkling and colorful writing of a pre-Renaissance Italian master." -- Valeria Finucci, Duke University
"Ser Cepparello, Andreuccio, and Calandrino have never come across so well in English-Wayne Rebhorn's vibrant new translation makes Boccaccio's scoundrels and victims alike come back to life." -- Jane Tylus, New York University
"A thoughtful piece of work... . This is the version [of The Decameron] I would recommend." -- Joan Acocella - The New Yorker

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