Lips That Have Been Kissed: Boccaccio, Verdi, Rossetti and 'The Arrow of Gold'

Robert Hampson, Pamela Bickley

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The article relates a reference to 'lips that have been kissed' in 'The Arrow of Gold' to the phrase 'bocca basciata'. This phrase is then traced through paintings by Rossetti, Verdi's opera to Boccaccio.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalL'Epoque Conradienne
Publication statusPublished - 1988


  • Joseph Conrad
  • The Arrow of Gold
  • Lips That Have Been Kissed
  • bocca basciata
  • Boccaccio
  • Verdi
  • Rossetti

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