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Dante's Modern Afterlife: Reception and Response from Blake to Heaney
     

Dante's Modern Afterlife: Reception and Response from Blake to Heaney

by Nick R. Havely (Editor), N. R. Havely
 
Dante's persistent and pervasive presence has been a remarkable feature of modern writing since the late 18th century. These essays by an international group of scholars emphasize that presence in the work of major British and Irish writers, as well as that of poets and novelists around the world.

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Dante's persistent and pervasive presence has been a remarkable feature of modern writing since the late 18th century. These essays by an international group of scholars emphasize that presence in the work of major British and Irish writers, as well as that of poets and novelists around the world.

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Fifteen contemporary essays show what Dante's afterlife has meant to poets and novelists from the 19th century to the present. Discusses British authors such as Blake, Shelly, Beckett, and Heaney, along with American, Caribbean, and Italian writers, and novelists such as Shelly, Bassani, and Naylor. Includes a modern translation of Canto 2 of the Inferno by Seamus Heaney. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312215811
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.34(d)

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MARK BALFOUR Lecturer on Dante for the National Extension College
STUART CURRAN Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
STEVE ELLIS Lecturer, Department of English, University of Birmingham
HUGH HAUGHTON Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York
WILLIAM KEACH Lecturer in English Department, Brown University
ALISON MILBANK Member of the Cambridge University English Faculty
BERNARD O'DONOGHUE Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford
RALPH PITE Lecturer, Department of English, University of Liverpool
MATTHEW REYNOLDS Lecturer, Department of English, University of Oxford
PETER ROBINSON Visiting Professor, Tohoku University
JOHN ROE Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York
JEREMY TAMBLING Teaches Comparative Literature in the University of Hong Kong
JUDITH WOOLF Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York

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