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Title Vertical readings in Dante's Comedy. Vol. 2 / edited by George Corbett and Heather Webb.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2016.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-279) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Editions Followed and Abbreviations -- Notes on the Contributors -- Introduction / George Corbett and Heather Webb -- 12. Centaurs, Spiders and Saints / Christian Moevs -- 13. 'Would you Adam and Eve it?' / Robert Wilson -- 14. The Patterning of History: Poetry, Politics and Adamic Renewal / Catherine M. Keen -- 15. Dante's Fatherlands / Simone Marchesi -- 16. Politics of Desire / Manuele Gragnolati -- 17. Seductive Lies, Unpalatable Truths, Alter Egos / Tristan Kay -- 18. Women, War and Wisdom / Anne C. Leone -- 19. Inside Out / Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja -- 20. Prediction, Prophecy and Predestination: Eternalising Poetry in the Commedia / Claudia Rossignoli -- 21. God's Beloved: From Pitch, Through Script, to Writ / Corinna Salvadori Lonergan -- 22. Truth, Autobiography and the Poetry of Salvation / Giuseppe Ledda -- Bibliography -- Index of Names.
Summary "Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection -- to be issued in three volumes -- offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante. The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy website."--Publisher's website.
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia -- Criticism, Textual.
Divina commedia (Dante Alighieri) (OCoLC)fst01356246
Literature and literary studies.
Literary Criticism / European / Italian.
Literary Criticism / Medieval.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Corbett, George.
Webb, Heather, 1976-
Open Book Publishers.
ISBN 9781783742554 (pdf)
9781783742561 (epub)
9781783742578 (mobi)
9781783742547 (hbk.)
9781783742530 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9781783742530

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