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Reading Dante : the Pursuit of Meaning.

Author: Jesper Hede
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2007.
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Reading Dante: The Pursuit of Meaning examines the problem of thematic coherence in Dante's Divina Commedia. Unlike many Dante scholars who maintain that the poem's unity is the account of a journey through the afterworld, Jesper Hede argues that a systematic parallel reading of the poem's three parts (Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise) reveals that it is the vision of divine order that provides the poem with its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hede, Jesper.
Reading Dante : The Pursuit of Meaning.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
Named Person: Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesper Hede
ISBN: 9780739159941 0739159941 1299620027 9781299620025
OCLC Number: 850168286
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Enigma of Meaning; 2 Heraclitean River; 3 Design in the Wax; 4 Fragile Leaves of the Sibyl; 5 Courage of Venus; 6 Circle of Violence; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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Reading Dante: The Pursuit of Meaning examines the problem of thematic coherence in Dante's Divina Commedia. Unlike many Dante scholars who maintain that the poem's unity is the account of a journey through the afterworld, Jesper Hede argues that a systematic parallel reading of the poem's three parts (Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise) reveals that it is the vision of divine order that provides the poem with its thematic unity.

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Jesper Hede has produced one of the most informative and challenging inquiries into the structure of Dante's great epic up to now. It is both a rehabilitation and a continuation of T. K. Seung's Read more...

 
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