The Cambridge Companion to Dante / Edition 2

The Cambridge Companion to Dante / Edition 2

by Rachel Jacoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521844304

ISBN-13: 9780521844307

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Three essays introduce the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, while twelve explore the literary, intellectual and historical background to Dante's writings, his other works and his reception in the commentary tradition and in literature in English.  See more details below

Overview

Three essays introduce the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, while twelve explore the literary, intellectual and historical background to Dante's writings, his other works and his reception in the commentary tradition and in literature in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521844307
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of charts
List of contributors
Preface
Chronological table
1Life of Dante1
2Dante and the lyric past14
3Approaching the Vita nuova34
4The unfinished author: Dante's rhetoric of authority in Convivio and De vulgari eloquentia45
5Dante and the empire67
6Dante and Florence80
7Dante and the classical poets100
8Dante and the Bible120
9The theology of Dante136
10A poetics of chaos and harmony153
11Introduction to Inferno172
12Introduction to Purgatorio192
13"Shadowy prefaces": an introduction to Paradiso208
14Dante and his commentators226
15Dante in English237
Further reading259
Index261

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