Decameron Tarot

Decameron Tarot


Decameron Tarot

Like other erotic decks, Gaudenzi and Spadanuda amplify the sexual imagination. Unlike other erotic decks, in the Decameron Tarot all sorts of people enjoy the carnal adventure.

Decameron Tarot

This deck, created by celebrated Italian illustrator Gaudenzi and scholar of erotic culture Spadanuda, bravely plumbs the earthy world of Boccaccio's Decameron. Like other erotic decks, Gaudenzi and Spadanuda amplify the sexual imagination. Unlike other erotic decks, in the Decameron Tarot all sorts of people enjoy the carnal adventure. Ideals of age and beauty vary, and this deck celebrates that variety with great wit and a playful style. The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

Exploring the Powers of Your Inner Mind

This time , her partner FROM THE DECAMERON TAROT was able to describe
her house accurately and DECK , ARTWORK BY without great difficulty .
GIACINTO GAUDENZI Here ' s another interesting , if not amusing example. 157.

Exploring the Powers of Your Inner Mind


A Cultural History of Tarot

Singleton , Charles S. ' On Meaning in the Decameron . " Italica 21 , no . 3 ( 1944
) : 11724 . Smalley , Beryl . English Friars and Antiquity in the Early Fourteenth
Century . Oxford : Basil Blackwell , 1960 . Smith , F. Harold . Outline of Hinduism .

A Cultural History of Tarot

The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck reveals a host of strange and iconic mages, such as The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged Man and The Fool: over which loom the terrifying figures of Death and The Devil. The 21 numbered playing cards of tarot have always exerted strong fascination, way beyond their original purpose, and the multiple resonances of the deck are ubiquitous. From T S Eliot and his 'wicked pack of cards' in "The Waste Land" to the psychic divination of Solitaire in Ian Fleming's "Live and Let Die"; and from the satanic novels of Dennis Wheatley to the deck's adoption by New Age practitioners, the cards have in modern times become inseparably connected to the occult. They are now viewed as arguably the foremost medium of prophesying and foretelling. Yet, as the author shows, originally the tarot were used as recreational playing cards by the Italian nobility in the Renaissance. It was only much later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, that the deck became associated with esotericism before evolving finally into a diagnostic tool for mind, body and spirit. This is the first book to explore the remarkably varied ways in which tarot has influenced culture. Tracing the changing patterns of the deck's use, from game to mysterious oracular device, Helen Farley examines tarot's emergence in 15th century Milan and discusses its later associations with astrology, kabbalah and the Age of Aquarius.

The Encyclopedia of Tarot

The series of twenty - four frescoes illustrates the story of Griselda as told by
Boccaccio in the Decameron . Pier Maria Rossi saw the heroic devotion of the
simple woman to her husband and lord as a reflection of Bianca Pellegrini's
faithfulness ...

The Encyclopedia of Tarot

Provides information on every important theory and interpretation and every recognized deck, illustrating and commenting on the symbolism of the early Tarocchi decks and the major later decks.

Fact Fiction and Representation

Crystal Vision invites comparison with books like The Canterbury Tales , The
Decameron , Droll Stories and The 1001 ... it dawned on me that I was reading a
cockeyed description of a card called The Tower , number XVI in the tarot pack .

Fact  Fiction  and Representation

First ever full-length study of four works by Gilbert Sorrentino, the contemporary American novelist.

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

Many of his tales are strung together by an artifice or are arranged , in indirect
imitation of Giovanni Boccaccio ' s Decameron , within a framework . ... In each
place , the travelers tell the stories of their lives , using tarot cards instead of
words .

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."

Cycles of Influence

Such features are exemplified in the Decameron and Il Pentamerone, which dis-
play their written status most overtly in the ... Interestingly, the reaction of
Calvino's narrator when faced with the potentialities of the tarot system—what
Calvino ...

Cycles of Influence

In this wide-ranging and insightful analysis, Stephen Benson proposes a poetics of narrative for postmodernism by placing new emphasis on the folktale. Postmodernist fictions have evidenced a return to narrative—to storytelling centered on a sequence of events, rather than a "spiraling" of events as found in modernism—and recent theorists have described narrative as a "central instance of the human mind." By characterizing the folktale as a prime embodiment of narrative, Benson relates folktales to many of the theoretical concerns of postmodernism and provides new insights into the works of major writers who have used this genre, which includes the subgenre of the fairy tale, in opening narrative up to new possibilities. Benson begins by examining the key features of folktales: their emphasis on a chain of events rather than description or consciousness, their emphasis on a self-contained fictional environment rather than realism, the presence of a storyteller as a self-confessed fabricator, their oral and communal status, and their ever-changing state, which defies authoritative versions. He traces the interactions between the folktale and Italo Calvino’s Fiabe Italiane, between selected fictions of John Barth and the Arabian Nights, between the work of Robert Coover and the subgenre of the fairy tale, and between the "Bluebeard" stories and recent feminist retellings by Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood. The arguments presented will interest not only folklorists and scholars of narrative but also readers in fields ranging from comparative literature to feminist theory.

The Mind of Italo Calvino

... Tales or Boccaccio's Decameron—who, having lost their way in a treacherous
forest and been concurrently robbed by unknown forces of the ability to speak,
endeavor to recount their experiences by recourse to cards selected from a Tarot
 ...

The Mind of Italo Calvino

At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy’s greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary global culture. This book examines Calvino’s works of fiction in the context of the philosophical ideas he advanced in his theoretical and critical works. His was an extraordinarily versatile mind, keen on experimenting with a dazzling variety of both fiction and nonfiction forms.

PMLA

The tarot deck is the prototype of both the modern 17 Preface to Il sentiero dei
nidi di ragno ( 1964 ) , p . 11 . ... in Italy in the 14th century equivalent of the tarot
to represent the " collective uncon( when the Decameron was written , by the way
) .

PMLA


The World Almanac Book of Facts

VITAL BOOKS for Every Student of ASTROLOGY O NUMEROLOGY AND
PROPHECY Tales From The DECAMERON The ... A practical introduction to
astrology , containing brief Tarot Cards with key to Tables of Houses , planethe
Tarot , by ...

The World Almanac   Book of Facts


The New Orleans Review

... semiological interrelationships between individual Tarot cards ( the pictorial
representations of which the real tales are comprised ) , and by placing all the
tales within a frame similar to that of The Canterbury Tales or The Decameron .

The New Orleans Review


Newsweek

Tarot ' Death ' card : Medieval mystery not included here . The publisher perhaps
thought of the ... For a text Italo Calvino , Italy ' s principal living fabulist , has
written a long story in the “ Decameron ” vein . Travelers crossing the enchanted
 ...

Newsweek


European Writers

The first of these experiments is The Castle of Crossed Destinies , a variation on
Boccaccio ' s medieval masterwork , the Decameron . ... A tarot deck is placed
before them , and its seventy - eight pictures and symbols become their medium
of ...

European Writers


Unisa English Studies

In The Castle of Crossed Destinies , the author , by means of Tarot cards ,
weaves into patterns a number of tales . The overall ... The structure of Invisible
Cities , on the other hand , is the frame of Boccaccio ' s Decameron . Following its
 ...

Unisa English Studies


Books Abroad

In Il castello dei destini incrociati , an alternate semiotic system ( the tarot card
deck ) is used instead of language to tell the tales of a latter - day Decameron . 14
The characters , who are in fact the fixed figures of the tarot deck and who are ...

Books Abroad


The Italian Way

... 66 Macaroni Macaroni seller 67 Kitchen utensils 98 FINESSES OF
RENAISSANCE LIFE Tarot Ladies playing tarot 99 ... Oleograph for Gounod's “
Romeo and Juliet " 85 Expurgated edition of Decameron 86 The painting of
nudes Venetian ...

The Italian Way