Cambridge Companion to Dante

ISBN-10: 0521605814
ISBN-13: 9780521605816
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Rachel Jacoff
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List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Dante is designed to provide an accessible introduction to Dante for students, teachers and general readers. The volume has been fully updated to take account of the most up-to-date scholarship and includes three new essays on Dante's works. The suggestions for further reading now include the most recent secondary works and translations as well as online resources. The essays cover Dante's early works and their relation to the Commedia, his literary antecedents, both vernacular and classical, biblical and theological influences, the historical and political dimensions of Dante's works, and their reception. In addition there are introductory essays to each of the three canticles of the Commedia that analyse their themes and style. This new edition will ensure that the Companion continues to be the most useful single volume for new generations of students of Dante.

Rachel Jacoff is Professor of Italian at Wellesley College.

Preface
Chronology
Life of Dante
Dante and the lyric past
Approaching the Vita nuova
From auctor to author: Dante before the Commedia
Introduction to Inferno
Introduction to Purgatorio
'Shadowy prefaces': introduction to Paradiso
Dante and the Bible
Dante and the classical poets
Allegory and autobiography
A poetics of chaos and harmony
The theology of the Commedia
The poetry and poetics of the creation
Dante and Florence
Dante and the empire
Dante and his commentators
Dante in English
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