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The Resource Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary, edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli

Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary, edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli

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Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary
Title
Interpreting Dante
Title remainder
essays on the traditions of Dante commentary
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli gather essays by prominent scholars of the Dante commentary tradition to discuss the significance of this tradition for the study of the Comedy, its broad impact on the history of ideas, and its contribution to the development of literary criticism. Interest in the Dante commentary tradition has grown considerably in recent years, but projects on this subject tend to focus on philological reconstructions. The contributors shift attention to the interpretation of texts, authors, and reading communities by examining how Dante commentators developed interpretative paradigms that contributed to the advancement of literary criticism and the creation of the Western literary canon. Dante commentaries illustrate the evolution of notions of "literariness" and literature, genre and style, intertextuality and influence, literary histories, traditions and canons, authorship and readerships, paratexts and textual materiality. The volume includes methodological essays exploring theoretical aspects of the tradition, such as the creation of a taxonomy for categorizing typologies of commentaries; the relationship between commentators and their contemporary readers; the interplay between written and visual commentaries; and the impact of patronage on the forms of exegesis. Other essays, including two in Italian, examine case studies of individual commentaries, giving an account of the modus operandi of Dante's exegetes by relating their approaches to the cultural, ideological, and political agendas of the community of readers and scholars to which the commentators belonged. "Interpreting Dante is an extremely valuable and timely contribution to scholarship on the Dante commentary tradition. Such a collection, devoted both to methodological problems and to single cases, is a novelty. Additionally, as the first comprehensive volume on the topic in English, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars."--Anna Pegoretti, University of Warwick"--
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Dewey number
851/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4390
LC item number
.I65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nasti, Paola
  • Rossignoli, Claudia
Series statement
The William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian
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Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary, edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841892459
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 470 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780268036096
Lccn
2013037186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary, edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841892459
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 470 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780268036096
Lccn
2013037186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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