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Dante and the sense of transgression : 'the trespass of the sign'

Author: William Franke
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: New directions in religion and literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Franke reads Dante's poetic language in the Paradiso in the light of contemporary critical theory by such thinkers as Derrida, Blanchot and Bataille.

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Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante, Alighieri
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Franke
ISBN: 9781441136916 1441136916 9781441160423 1441160426 9781441150288 1441150285 9781441185020 144118502X
OCLC Number: 777652683
Description: xv, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dante's implication in the trangressiveness he condemns --
The linguistic turn of transgression in the Paradiso --
At the limits of language or reading Dante through Blanchot --
The step/not beyond --
The neuter --
nothing except nuance --
Forgetting and the limits of experience --
Letargo and the Argo --
Speech --
the vision that is non-vision --
Writing --
the "essential experience" --
The gaze of Orpheus --
Beatrice and Eurydice --
Blanchot's Dark gaze and the experience of literature as transgression --
Negative theology and the space of literature --
order beyond order --
Necessary transgression --
human versus transcendent authority --
Dante and the popes --
Against the emperor? --
Inevitable transgression along a horizontal axis --
Heterodox Dante and Christianity --
Christianity: an inherently transgressive religion? --
Transgression and the sacred in Bataille and Foucault --
Transgression as the path to God --
the authority of inner experience --
Transcendence and the sense of transgression.
Series Title: New directions in religion and literature.
Responsibility: William Franke.

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Written in elegant and astonishingly readable prose, William Franke's volume gives a lucid portrait of a fundamental question that lies at the heart of Dante's Divine Comedy and has resurfaced in Read more...

 
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