The Cambridge Companion to Dante / Edition 2

The Cambridge Companion to Dante / Edition 2

by Rachel Jacoff
     
 

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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.

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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

Preface; Chronology; 1. Life of Dante Giuseppe Mazzotta; 2. Dante and the lyric past Teodolina Barolini; 3. Approaching the Vita nuova Robert Pogue Harrison; 4. From auctor to author: Dante before the Commedia Albert Russell Ascoli; 5. Introduction to Inferno Lino Pertile; 6. Introduction to Purgatorio Jeffrey T. Schnapp; 7. 'Shadowy prefaces': introduction to Paradiso Rachel Jacoff; 8. Dante and the Bible Peter S. Hawkins; 9. Dante and the classical poets Kevin Brownlee; 10. Allegory and autobiography John Freccero; 11. A poetics of chaos and harmony Joan Ferrante; 12. The theology of the Commedia A. N. Williams; 13. The poetry and poetics of the creation Piero Boitani; 14. Dante and Florence John M. Najemy; 15. Dante and the empire Charles Till Davis; 16. Dante and his commentators Robert Hollander; 17. Dante in English David Wallace; Further reading.

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