Dante / Edition 1

Dante / Edition 1

by John Freccero, Rachel Jacoff
     
 

Freccero enables us to see the Divine Comedy for the bold, poetic experiment that it is. Too many critics have domesticated Dante by separating his theology from his poetics. Freccero argues that to fail to see the convergence of the letter and the spirit, the pilgrim and the poet, is to fail to understand Dante's poetics of conversion.See more details below

Overview

Freccero enables us to see the Divine Comedy for the bold, poetic experiment that it is. Too many critics have domesticated Dante by separating his theology from his poetics. Freccero argues that to fail to see the convergence of the letter and the spirit, the pilgrim and the poet, is to fail to understand Dante's poetics of conversion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674192263
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/12/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Rachel Jacoff

1. The Prologue Scene

2. The Firm Foot on a Journey Without a Guide

3. The River of Death: Inferno II, 108

4. Pilgrim in a Gyre

5. Infernal Irony: The Gates of Hell

6. The Neutral Angels

7. Medusa: The Letter and the Spirit

8. Dante's Ulysses: From Epic to Novel

9. Bestial Sign and Bread of Angels: Inferno XXXII and XXXIII

10. The Sign of Satan

11. Infernal Inversion and Christian Conversion: Inferno
XXXIV

12. Casella's Song: Purgatorio II, 12

13. Manfred's Wounds and the Poetics of the Purgatorio

14. An Introduction to the Paradiso

15. The Dance of the Stars: Paradiso X

16. The Final Image: Paradiso XXXIII, 144

17. The Significance of Terza Rima

Notes

Sources

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