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The Decameron Project

"As the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, The New York Times Magazine asked 29 authors to write new short stories inspired by the moment — and by Giovanni Boccaccio’s 'The Decameron,' which was written as a plague ravaged Florence in the 14th century." 

Originally published in the NYT's Magazine Sunday edition on July 12, 2020, this guide provides the PEA community with a way to access these stories via our library's subscription to the ProQuest Central Student collection. 

Note: If you have your own personal NYT's digital subscription, you can access the online version of the issue here.

About The Decameron Project


NYT's The Sunday Read Podcast - The Decameron Project - Tommy Orange and Edwidge Danticat read their stories from The Decameron Project.  Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher.

NYT Magazine Labs editor Caitlin Roper joins WNYC Studio's All of It to talk about The Decameron Project, a new interactive short fiction project inspired by the 14th century Italian collection of stories about the bubonic plague.  Link to Episode.