Lectura Dantis: Purgatorio

Lectura Dantis: Purgatorio

By: Anthony Oldcorn (editor), Charles Ross (editor), Allen Mandelbaum (editor)Paperback

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This new critical volume, the second to appear in the three-volume "Lectura Dantis", contains expert, focused commentary on the Purgatorio by thirty-three international scholars, each of whom presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian epic. The cast of characters is as colorful as before, although this time most of them are headed for salvation. The canto-by-canto commentary allows each contributor his or her individual voice and results in a deeper, richer awareness of Dante's timeless aspirations and achievements.

About Author

Allen Mandelbaum is W.R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University and a National Book Award winner. He is the translator of the UC Press facing-text editions of Dante's Divine Comedy (in three volumes: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), as well as the UC Press editions of the verse translations of The Odyssey of Homer and The Aeneid of Virgil. Anthony Oldcorn is Chair of Italian at Brown University. Charles Ross is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University.


I. Ritual and Story, EZIO RAIMONDI II. The New Song and the Old, ROBERT HOLLANDER III. The Sheepfold of the Excommunicates, ROBIN KIRKPATRICK IV. The Lute Maker: Belacqua ENZO QUAGLIO V. The Keys to Purgatory, ALDO SCAGLIONE VI. "Ah, Abject Italy": A Bitter Digression, MARIA PICCHIO SIMONELLI VII. Sordello and the Catalog of Princes, MAURIZIO PERUGI VIII. In the Valley of the Rulers, RICARDO J. QUINONES IX. The Ritual Keys, CHARLES ROSS X. The Art of God, HERMANN GMELIN XI. Gone with the Wind, ANTHONY OLDCORN XII. Eyes Down: Dante among the Humble, JANOS KELEMEN XIII. Among the Envious: Seeing and Not Seeing, ALBERT WINGELL XIV. The Rhetoric of Envy, MASSIMO VERDICCHIO XV. Virtual Reality, ARIELLE SAIBER XVI. A World of Darkness and Disorder, JOHN SCOTT XVII. On Revenge, JO ANN CAVALLO XVIII. Love, Free Will, and Sloth: The Fourth Terrace, MARILYN MIGIEL XIX. Vectors of Human Love, SARA STURM-MADDOX XX. Hugh Capet and the Avarice of Kings, VINCENT MOLETA XXI. Greeting Statius: The Poetry of a Soul's Liberation, JANET LEVARIE SMARR XXII. To the Sixth Terrace: Virgil and Statius Discourse, CHRISTOPHER KLEINHENZ XXIII. Reading Literary and Ethical Choices, RINALDINA RUSSELL XXIV. Of Poetry and Politics, LINO PERTILE XXV. Statius's Discourse: A Marvelous Connection of Things, RONALD MARTINEZ XXVI. The Fires of Lust and Poetry, PRUE SHAW XXVII. At the Threshold of Freedom, GLAUCO CAMBON XXVIII. Watching Matilda, VICTORIA KIRKHAM XXIX. Dante's Processional Vision, PETER ARMOUR XXX. At the Summit of Purgatory, RACHEL JACOFF XXXI. Dante's Repentance, EMILIO PASQUINI XXXII. The Parallel Histories, H. WAYNE STOREY XXXIII. Beatrice's Prophecy, Matilda's Name, and the Pilgrim's Renewal. DINO S. CERVIGNI Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780520250567
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9780520250567
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0520250567

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