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The Resource Dante & the unorthodox : the aesthetics of transgression, edited by James Miller

Dante & the unorthodox : the aesthetics of transgression, edited by James Miller

Label
Dante & the unorthodox : the aesthetics of transgression
Title
Dante & the unorthodox
Title remainder
the aesthetics of transgression
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Miller
Title variation
Dante and the unorthodox
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • During his lifetime, Dante was condemned as corrupt and banned from Florence on pain of death. But in 1329, eight years after his death, he was again viciously condemned---this time as a heretic and false prophet---by Friar Guido Vernani. From Vernani's inquisitorial viewpoint, the author of the Commedia "seduce" his readers by offering them "a vessel of demonic poison" mixed with poetic fantasies designed to destroy the "healthful truth" of Catholicism. Thanks to such pious vituperations, a sulphurous fume of unorthodoxy has persistently clung to the mantle of Dante's poetic fame
  • The primary critical purpose of Dante & the Unorthodox is to examine the aesthetic impulses behind the theological and political reasons for Dante's allegory of mid-life divergence from the papally prescribed "way of salvation." Marking the septicentennial of his exile, the book's eighteen critical essays, three excerpts from an allegorical drama, and a portfolio of fourteen contemporary artworks address the issue of the poet's conflicted relation to orthodoxy
  • By bringing the unorthodox out of the realm of "secret things," by uncensoring them at every turn, Dante dared to oppose the censorious regime of Latin Christianity with a transgressive zeal more threatening to papal authority than the demonic hostility feared by Friar Vernani
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
851.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4416
LC item number
.D354 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, James L.
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Christianity in literature
  • Christianisme dans la littérature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Dante & the unorthodox : the aesthetics of transgression, edited by James Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60416852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 566 pages
Isbn
9780889204577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dante & the unorthodox : the aesthetics of transgression, edited by James Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60416852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 566 pages
Isbn
9780889204577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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