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Boccaccio's Hitherto-Unknown Novel

From yesterday's Amazon email: "We've noticed that customers who have purchased books by Alighieri Dante have also ordered The Divine Comedy (Everyman's Library Classics S.) by Giovanni Boccaccio."

Everyone was writing them, you know. All the rage in the fourteenth century.

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a_d_medievalist
Jul. 28th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
And yet ... that's kinda cool!
tisiphone
Jul. 28th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
ZOMG! Medieval plagiarism!
a_d_medievalist
Jul. 28th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh!! I just read that carefully! D'oh!
noncalorsedumor
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
Heck, I wrote one.
owlfish
Jul. 28th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Everyone should. Bandwagon and all.
celandineb
Jul. 28th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's, uh, surprising. I find myself very curious about this newly discovered work!
owlfish
Jul. 28th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
As am I.
of_remedye
Jul. 28th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
He was definitely trying to out-Comedy the Comedy in the De Casibus. How I wish that this were not my first reaction; grad school has ruined me for life.
owlfish
Jul. 28th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, but your thought is insightful and charming. Then again, I've been in grad school recently.
naxos
Jul. 29th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
I still remember amazon's initial foray into selling clothing. I swear this is a true story. One day I was ordering some boring financial math type book (call it Book X), and they were obviously trying to publicise the clothing business, because my shopping cart came up with something like this:

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Customers who have purchased Book X have also ordered:

Calvin Klein underwear

Calvin Klein T-shirt

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Says a lot for Book X, eh? Hope you had a great birthday and sorry I couldn't make it to the celebrations.
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