Download or read book The Corbaccio, Or, The Labyrinth of Love written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published by Mrts. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In 1631 the Catholic Church in Spain placed this bawdy tale of earthly love on its Index of Prohibited Books. Victorian critics self-righteously censured it as ""profligate and disgusting."" No wonder: Written immediately after The Decameron, The Corbaccio (or the evil crow""), Boccaccio's final work, is a connoisseur's collection of traditional and medieval misogyny. In his introduction, Cassell situates The Corbaccio within literary, stylistic, and structural conventions, a tradition encompassing some of the most satirical, scurrilous, scatological and parodic literature ever written."