The Dante Encyclopedia

The Dante Encyclopedia

In the Aristotelian philosophy of Dante's time, however, immortality presented problems: according to the radical ... by boat at the base of Mount Purgatory island just before beginning their purgatorial climb of the mountain (Purg.

Author: Richard Lansing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136849725

Category: History

Page: 1035

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The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape.
Categories: History

Dante s New Life of the Book

Dante s New Life of the Book

He argues that dreams confirm this immortality : ' we have continual experience of our immortality in the ... Beginning with a dream instead of a poem of encounter , Dante confirms her immortality and the promise of another life .

Author: Martin Eisner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198869634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Dante's New Life of the Book examines Dante's Vita nuova through its transformations in manuscripts, printed books, translations, and adaptations. Eisner investigates how these different material manifestations participate in the work, drawing attention to its distinctive elements.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Modern criticism regards it as very superficial.1 The work which made Dante immortal , and raised him above all the ... because it has , like comedies , a sad beginning and a cheerful ending , and because it is written in a " middle ...

Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes


ISBN: UCAL:C2579458

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 898

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Dante and Derrida

Dante and Derrida

Dante remains “below,” bereft of the salvific joy of life, separated from Beatrice's immortality by the loss of her ... Both these movements, reunion and separation, rehearse the first movements Derrida identifies as the history of ...

Author: Francis J. Ambrosio

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791480410

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Discusses Derrida as a religious thinker, reading Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s religious writings together.
Categories: Religion

A History of Jewish Literature Italian Jewry in the Renaissance era

A History of Jewish Literature  Italian Jewry in the Renaissance era

21 To be sure , Rieti set himself a difficult task : to create a monumental work which would reflect the culture of Judaism with its entire world of ideas in the same measure as Dante's immortal Divine Comedy does in regard to the ...

Author: Israel Zinberg

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 0870682407

Category: Jewish literature

Page: 240

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Categories: Jewish literature

Rethinking Period Boundaries

Rethinking Period Boundaries

New Approaches to Continuity and Discontinuity in Modern European History and Culture Lucian George, Jade McGlynn ... moment in the country's history, Russians were finally ready to discover more about “Dante's immortal poem”.

Author: Lucian George

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110636000

Category: History

Page: 263

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Periodisation is an ever-present feature of the grammar of history-writing. As with all grammatical rules, the order it imposes can both liberate and stifle. Though few historians would consider their period boundaries as anything more than useful guidelines, heuristic artifice all too easily congeals into immovable structure, blinkering the historical gaze. Researchers of literature are, of course, challenged by similar dilemmas. Here, too, the neatness of periodisation can obscure the cultural output of awkward individuals that do not fit the right chronological corset, whilst also creating unfounded expectations of shared experience and expression. Rather than discard periodisation altogether, in this cross-disciplinary volume an international group of historians and literary scholars presents different ways in which accepted period boundaries in modern European history can be challenged and rethought. To do so, they explore unnoticed continuities, and instances of delayed cultural transfer that defy easy periodisation; adopt the perspective of social groups that standard periodisation schemes have ignored; and consider how historical actors themselves divide up history and how this can affect their actions.
Categories: History

Lectures on the History of English Literature

Lectures on the History of English Literature

The life of Dante covered a period of fifty - six years — 1268-1321 . The work , which made Dante immortal and raised him above all other men of genius in Italy , was his Divina Commedia . The author himself called it a comedy , as he ...

Author: William Marvel Nevin


ISBN: NYPL:33433076097256

Category: English literature

Page: 526

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Categories: English literature

The Poetics of Dante s Paradiso

The Poetics of Dante s Paradiso

christ's double nature. it is perhaps for this reason that once in heaven, dante leaves him with no choice but to accept ... 123). since Beatrice had stated that whatever was created directly by God is immortal, dante asks why the four ...

Author: Massimo Verdicchio

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442641198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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`In the world of Dante scholarship, there is a real need for studies such as The Poetics of Dante's Paradiso, which challenge our notions of the principal souls of the Paradiso. Rooted in a close analysis of the poem, Massimo Verdicchio's intelligent interpretation is supported by relevant textual evidence and provides an important counterpoint to the canonical readings of the cantica. Traditional readings of Dante's Paradiso have largely considered this third cantica of the Commedia as a poem apart. It deals with those blessed souls in Paradise who are free of sin and beyond punishment, in contrast to the sinners in the previous two cantica, and is thus no longer based on the principle of contrapasso. At the literal level this is true in that all the characters one encounters are either those who have been saved, religious leaders, or saints. However, at the allegorical level, as Massimo Verdicchio argues in The Poetics of Dante's Paradiso, the blessed souls still have something to hide, something shameful in their past earthly life, which is revealed nonetheless. In this book, Verdicchio provides a canto-by-canto analysis of Paradiso. He maintains that the cantica can allegorically be seen as a commentary on the political and religious establishment, framed as the punitive action of the DXV announced at the end of Purgatorio, denouncing the illicit and destructive alliance between the House of Anjou and the Church. Verdicchio focuses on the relationship that Dante establishes among the ten heavens, into which the poet divides the cantica and their equivalent in the Arts and Sciences of the Trivium and Quadrivium, as outlined in the Convivio. This approach provides the key to interpreting the cantos and the discourse of the inhabitants of Paradise who appear, on the surface, blameless. However, it is the earthly and human side of the blessed souls that captures Dante's attention, and this dichotomy is revealed in his characterization of the heavens. Poetic allegory and irony are the two principal modes of this cantica, and the source of much of its comedic complexity. As one of the characters puts it, in Heaven `we do not repent but we smile.' A highly original and comprehensive reading, The Poetics of Dante's Paradiso demonstrates that the intricacies of Dante's text reveal subversive undercurrents and a subtle irony, employed to deliver a critique of the Church and Empire of his own time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Companion to Dante

Critical Companion to Dante

Inspired by his ear- lier thoughts of Beatrice in bliss, Dante is moved to consider human immortality in general, ... so geometry moves between the point and the circle (the point being the beginning of geometry and the circle, ...

Author: Jay Ruud

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108414

Category: Dante Alighieri

Page: 577

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Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his philosophical works.
Categories: Dante Alighieri

The Transfiguration of History at the Center of Dante s Paradise

The Transfiguration of History at the Center of Dante s Paradise

It is history's Hall of Fame, a humanist analogy to the immortality that Christian salvation claims to provide, a place of Sopor and/or release from ... Virgil's escape from history was thus for Dante fully immersed in historical flux.

Author: Jeffrey Thompson Schnapp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400854134

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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By examining the links between the planet Mars and the cross in the Heaven of the Warriors, Jeffrey Schnapp explores Dante's Christian rewriting of Virgil's Aeneid and Cicero's Republic at the center of the Comedy's, final canticle. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Poetry