• Elizabeth Cornwall

Corona Virus Advice from Giovanni Boccaccio: Tell or Listen to Stories to Stay Sane

Updated: Mar 17


When I was in graduate school, I studied medieval and Renaissance Italian history. I was on a daily diet of the Black Plague and wrote about how people coped. Some holed up in their homes, while others took the drink-now-because-we-die-tomorrow approach. Instead, Boccaccio imagined 10 friends retreating into the country where they told compelling stories: the "Decameron."


I have many true tales to tell. I promise I won't mention corona virus and let's see if I keep you entertained

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