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The novella was an important medieval and Renaissance prose narrative form that developed out of "exempla" and didactic literature and contributed to modern narrative forms. This is the first collection of essays dedicated to comprehensive scholarship on the Italian novella. The essays range from work on the "Decameron," the epitome of the genre, to studies of sixteenth century authors who often utilized transgressive or sexual themes in their novellas.
In his approachable style Max Allen, wine guru to the masses, shares his unparalleled knowledge of wine and secret tricks of the trade.
A bunch of friends pop round unannounced. They all want white wine and you haven't got a single bottle cold. What's the best way to chill some quickly? Simple. Put some water and ice in a bucket. Add the bottle and a good handful of salt.
This causes the temperature to drop suddenly. With wine most often the drink of choice, Max Allen makes it simple, with this straight-forward guide to enjoying wine. How to choose, what to look for, what can go wrong, what you need to know about vintage wine...this book is filled with a multitude of tips that will make enjoying wine simpler.
With break-out boxes outlining everything from how to spot a good/bad wine to dispelling wine myths, the book also includes practical tips like how to get red wine stains out of carpet, how to get a broken cork out of a bottle to more detailed information like how sparkling wine is made.
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