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Galateo by Giovanni Della Casa

Galateo (1558)

by Giovanni Della Casa

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Della Casa, a Florentine who also lived in Bologna, Padua, and other Italian cities, wrote this book in the voice of an elderly man providing advice to youth. It is HILARIOUS and surprisingly relevant to our times--in many ways more useful than the "how do I address correspondence to a senator"-type advice one can find in books by Miss Manners and Emily Post. Della Casa addresses proper behavior for everyday interactions with other people, and he dispenses advice such as, "And when you have blown your nose you should not open your handkerchief and look inside, as if pearls or rubies might have descended from your brain." ( )
  carlym | Apr 22, 2013 |
Della Casa’s message is: Don’t be disgusting. Pretty much everything that comes out of a bodily orifice meets his definition of disgusting — so much so that the mere sight of someone washing his hands would upset people, as their minds would leap to the function that had necessitated that cleansing.

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Della Casa, GiovanniAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rusnak, M. F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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