what would Sleeping Beauty be without Giambattista Basile?   the Brothers Grimm praised it highly as the first national collection of fairy tales---

what would Sleeping Beauty be without Giambattista Basile? the Brothers Grimm praised it highly as the first national collection of fairy tales---

Giambattista Basile is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled "Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille" (Neapolitan for "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"), also known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his sister Adriana in Naples, Italy in 1634 and 1636 under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentamerone

Giambattista Basile is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled "Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille" (Neapolitan for "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"), also known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his sister Adriana in Naples, Italy in 1634 and 1636 under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentamerone

'Das Märchen aller Märchen oder Das Pentameron' by Giambattista Basile; illustrated by Franz von Bayros. Published 1909 by G.Müller, Munich & Leipzig.

'Das Märchen aller Märchen oder Das Pentameron' by Giambattista Basile; illustrated by Franz von Bayros. Published 1909 by G.Müller, Munich & Leipzig.

Il Pentamerone (The Story of Stories by Giambattista Basile) - The Three Enchanted Princes

Il Pentamerone (The Story of Stories by Giambattista Basile) - The Three Enchanted Princes

Né à Naples dans une famille de la classe moyenne, Giambattista Basile a été courtisan et soldat auprès de plusieurs princes italiens, dont le Doge de Venise. Selon Benedetto Croce il serait né en 1575, alors que selon d'autres sources il serait né en 1566.  À sa mort, il était devenu Comte de Torrone.

Né à Naples dans une famille de la classe moyenne, Giambattista Basile a été courtisan et soldat auprès de plusieurs princes italiens, dont le Doge de Venise. Selon Benedetto Croce il serait né en 1575, alors que selon d'autres sources il serait né en 1566. À sa mort, il était devenu Comte de Torrone.

Giambattista Basile's "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"  by Giambattista Basile, Carmelo Lettere (Illustrator), Nancy L. Canepa (Translator), Jack Zipes (Foreword by)  A must have.

Giambattista Basile's "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" by Giambattista Basile, Carmelo Lettere (Illustrator), Nancy L. Canepa (Translator), Jack Zipes (Foreword by) A must have.

Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

Il ratto di Proserpina

Il ratto di Proserpina

From Franz von Bayros’ Illustrations for Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone, 1909. SOURCE. Lovely funny and gorgeous monster design.

From Franz von Bayros’ Illustrations for Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone, 1909. SOURCE. Lovely funny and gorgeous monster design.

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