Dante in Love

The World's Greatest Poem and How It Made History

Author: Harriet Rubin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: History

Page: 288

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Tracks the great Italian poet following his exile from Florence in 1302, his travels as a fugitive from justice over the next twenty years, the influence of his journeys on the creation of his poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, and the odyssey of other literary pilgrims--Rilke, Mann, Goethe, Joyce, Byron, and more--along the same route. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Dante in Love

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd


Category: History

Page: 300

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In Dante in Love, A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to comprehend the meaning of Dante's great poem. He explains how the Italian States were at that time locked into violent feuds, mirrored in the ferocious competition between the Holy Roman Empire and the papacy. He explores Dante's preoccupations with classical mythology, numerology and the great Christian philosophers which inform every line of the Comedy. Dante in Love also lays bare the enigma of the man who never wrote about the mother of his children, yet immortalized the mysterious Beatrice, whom he barely knew. With a biographer's eye for detail and a novelist's comprehension of the creative process, A N Wilson paints a masterful portrait of Dante Alighieri and unlocks one of the seminal works of literature for a new generation of readers.

The Poetic Theology of Love

Cupid in Renaissance Literature

Author: Thomas Hyde

Publisher: University of Delaware Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 686

This book argues that current criticism tends to take the mythology of love either too innocently or too skeptically and therefore distorts the complex roles played by the god of love in longer narrative poems and discursive works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Dante: Claiming His Secret Love-Child

Author: Sandra Marton

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 315

Gabriella Ramos-Viera fell for Dante's raw masculinity and ended up pregnant and alone—with no choice but to return home in shame. Tough corporate raider Dante Orsini has set his sights on a huge Brazilian ranch. However, he discovers it's to be inherited by Gabriella, the one woman he's never been able to forget…. But where's the New York career woman he once knew? And who's the dark-haired little boy who calls her Mommy?

Dante's Aesthetics of Being

Author: Warren Ginsberg

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Category: History

Page: 175

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Explores the domain of the aesthetic in Dante


Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Amilcare A. Iannucci

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

View: 212

The essays in this volume probe current critical assumptions about the celebrated Italian poet, literary theorist, moral philosopher, political theorist.

The Meaning of Courtly Love

Author: State University of New York at Binghamton, F X Newman, Center for medieval and early Renaissance studies, Annual conference

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Courtly love

Page: 102

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Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 383

'Happiness beyond all words! A life of peace and love, entire and whole!' A collection of cantos from Paradiso, the most original and experimental part of the Divina Commedia. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Dante for the New Millennium

Author: Teodolinda Barolini

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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The twenty-five original essays in this remarkable book constitute both a state of the art survey of Dante scholarship and a manifesto for new understandings of one of the world's great poets. The fruit of an historic conference called by the Dante Society of America, the essays confront a range of important questions. What theories, methods, and issues are unique to Dante scholarship? How are they changing? What is the essence of the distinctive American Dante tradition? Why-and how-do we read Dante in today's global, postmodern culture? From John Ahern on the first copies of the Commedia to Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff on Dante after modernism, the essays shed brilliant new light on Dante's texts, his world, and what we make of his legacy. The contributors: John Ahern, H. Wayne Storey, Guglielmo Gorni, Teodolinda Barolini, Gary P. Cestaro, Lino Pertile, F. Regina Psaki, Steven Botterill, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Alison Cornish, Robert M. Durling, Manuele Gragnolati, Giuliana Carugati, Susan Noakes, Zygmunt Baranski, Christopher Kleinhenz, Ronald L. Martinez, Ronald Herzman, Amilcare Iannucci, Albert Russell Ascoli, Michelangelo Picone, Jessica Levenstein, David Wallace, Piero Boitani, Peter Hawkins, and Rachel Jacoff.

Borges and Dante

Echoes of a Literary Friendship

Author: Humberto Núñez-Faraco

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This study examines three main aspects of Jorge Luis Borges’s reading of Dante Alighieri, namely, poetic language, ethics and love. It attempts to reveal the ways in which Borges’s interests in these issues manifested themselves in his appropriation of Dante and gained prominence within his work as a whole, paying particular attention to the years c.1920-c.1960. By developing each aspect in a comparative sequence the work illustrates the way in which these issues developed in Borges’s work and, at the same time, provides a general perspective from which the reader can gauge their significance in Dante’s thought. By establishing Borges as an ethical writer this book ventures into new and potentially controversial territory. However, even in the better-explored areas of poetic language and love, it presents new aspects of Borges’s conception of literary activity and of his treatment of the erotic theme.