By Giulia Bigolina, Valeria Finucci
The first recognized prose romance written through a lady in Italian, Bigolina's Urania facilities at the monomaniacal love of a feminine personality falling into depression while her loved leaves her for a extra attractive girl. A story that incorporates a number of the conventions that will later turn into criteria of the genre—cross-dressing, go back and forth, epic skirmishes, and bold deeds—Urania additionally comprises the earliest treatise at the worthy of women.
Also incorporated during this quantity, the novella Giulia Camposampiero is the one extant a part of a possible longer narrative written within the type of the Decameron. whereas utilizing a few of those self same gender and position reversals as Urania, together with the privileging of heroic fidelity in either women and men, it chronicles the tribulations couple undergoes till their mystery marriage is publicly recognized.
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