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Illustration by Warwick GOBLE (1862-1943) for The Seven doves, from Giambattista Basile (Italian collector of fairytales, 1566-1632), Stories from the Pentamerone. E. F. Strange, editor. London: Macmillan & Co., 1911. The text of this book is based on John Edward Taylor's translation from 1847.

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Tale of Tales (2015)

Directed by Matteo Garrone. With Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly. From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Giambattista Basile is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled "Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille" (Neapolitan for "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"), also known as Il Pentamerone published posthumously in two volumes by his sister Adriana in Naples, Italy in 1634 and 1636 under the pseudonym Gian Alesio Abbatutis.


Tale of Tales - Blu-Ray: Lorsque Matteo Garrone annonce adapter Il racconto dei racconti de Giambattista Basile à l'été 2014, le spectateur ne sait pas encore à quelle sauce il sera mangé. Après son excellent Gomorra qui