The Elegia di madonna Fiammetta (Elegy of Lady Fiammetta) tells of a seduction and abandonment, but seen, for the first time since Ovid's Heroides, from the woman's point of view. The plot is mechanical, but Boccaccio's intimate portrayal of a woman torn between a decent but dull husband and an unreliable but attractive lover is a masterpiece of psychopathic tension."
A synopsis of Giovanni Boccaccio
's 1344 "first person prose narrative describing a married woman's torment at being jilted by her lover," from Jonathan's introduction to The Decameron
. As they say, "Nihil sub sole novum
Labels: Italia, The Fairer Sex, The Manosphere, The Written Word