Francesco Sansovino’s anthology of novella and its reception in 16th- and 17th- century Spain

Revista de Filología Española. 2017;97(2):265-284 DOI 10.3989/rfe.2017.09


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Journal Title: Revista de Filología Española

ISSN: 0210-9174 (Print); 1988-8538 (Online)

Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Society/Institution: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Diana Berruezo Sánchez (University of Oxford)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 48 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article delves into Francesco Sansovino’s successful anthology of novelle and its complex circulation and reception in Spain. Firstly, it outlines the anthology’s corrections, insertions, and deletions from its publication in 1561 to its latest edition in 1610. Secondly, it explains the misinterpretation from which the anthologist is deemed as the author of the short stories. As argued here, the fact that the letter addressed to the readers was not included in the latest editions triggered the misunderstanding about the authorship of the short stories. Finally, it offers significant data that proves the circulation of the anthology in Spain in the 16th and 17th Centuries.