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Title Vertical readings in Dante's Comedy. Vol. 1 / edited by George Corbett and Heather Webb.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vii, 271 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file
Series Open Access Publishing in European Networks. Directory of Open Access Books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index.
Contents Introduction / George Corbett and Heather Webb -- 1.i. Pagan dawn of a Christian vision / George Corbett -- 1.ii. Orientation / Heather Webb -- 2. reading time, text and the world / Matthew Treherne -- 3. The bliss and abyss of freedom: hope, personhood and particularity / Vittorio Montemaggi -- 4. Virtuous pagans, hopeless desire and unjust justice / John Marenbon -- 5. Massacre, miserere and martyrdom / Robin Kirkpatrick -- 6. Divided city, slavish Italy, universal empire / Claire E. Honess -- 7. The wheeling sevens / Simon A. Gilson -- 8. Civitas and love: looking backward from Paradiso viii / Brenda Deen Schildgen -- 9. 'without any violence' / Zygmunt G. Baraski -- 10. Humility and the (p)arts of art / K P Clarke -- 11. The art of teaching and the nature of love / Paola Nasti.
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
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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.
Literature: history and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Corbett, George, editor.
Webb, Heather, 1976- editor.
Other Form: 9781783741731
ISBN 9781783741748 (pdf)
9781783741755 (epub)
9781783741762 (mobi)
9781783741724 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056994240
DEBSZ 484753401
GBVCP 843761695
UKMGB 018078080

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