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The Cambridge companion to Dante

Fifteen specially-commissioned essays by distinguished scholars provide an introduction to Dante that is at once accessible and challenging.

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  • "Fifteen specially-commissioned essays by distinguished scholars provide an introduction to Dante that is at once accessible and challenging."
  • "Fifteen specially-commissioned essays by distinguished scholars provide an introduction to Dante that is at once accessible and challenging."@en
  • "Unlike many recent "companions" that seek to rewrite and revise traditional scholarship--e.g., The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii, ed. by W.J. Leatherborrow (CH, Mar'03, 40-3897)--the second edition of the present title (first ed., 2003) remains a bastion of authoritative scholarship and sound criticism. Jacoff (Wellesley College) adds to the original 14 essays (all of which have been updated) three new contributions. The essays center on five principal areas of Dante scholarship: Dante's early works and their relationship to the Divine Comedy; vernacular and classical literary antecedents of Dante's poetry; theological and biblical influences; historical and political dimensions of the works; and reception history. The volume opens with Giuseppe Mazzotta's brilliantly concise and decisive "Life of Dante," as useful a brief introduction to the subject as can be imagined, and it features introductory essays on each of the three canticles of the Comedy, offering insightful readings of important textual practices and critical background information. In keeping with the breadth of Dante scholarship and the limited format of the series, most of the essays include suggested further reading, and an entire section provides information about translations, Web sites, secondary works, and various other aids to the study of Dante and his world."
  • "This second edition of 'The Cambridge Companion to Dante' is designed to provide an accessible introduction to Dante for students, teachers and general readers."
  • "This book provides an introduction to Dante that is at once accessible and challenging. Fifteen essays provide background information and up-to-date critical perspectives on Dante's life and work, focusing on areas of central importance. Three essays introduce the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, and others explore the literary, intellectual and historical background to Dante's writings, his other works and his reception in the commentary tradition and in literature in English. The book also includes a chronological table and suggestions for further reading."

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