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Dante's testaments : essays in scriptural imagination

Author: Peter S Hawkins
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Exploring Dante's reading and how he transformed what he found, this book argues that the independence and strength of Dante's poetic stance stems from deep and sustained experience of Christian scriptures.

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Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Hawkins
ISBN: 0804734925 9780804734929 0804737010 9780804737012
OCLC Number: 41285014
Description: xvi, 378 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Scripts for the Pageant --
Part 1: Dante and the Bible. 1. The Spiritual Self. 2. Old and New Parchments. 3. "John Is with Me" 4. Self-Aunthenticating Artifact --
Part 2: Dante and Virgil. 5. Descendit ad infernos. 6. Dido, Beatrice, and the Signs of Ancient Love --
Part 3: Dante and Ovid. 7. The Metamorphosis of Ovid. 8. Watching Matelda. 9. Transfiguring the Text --
Part 4: Dante and the Saints. 10. Divide and Conquer: Augustine in the Commedia. 11. Augustine, Dante, and the Dialectic of Ineffability. 12. "By Gradual Scale Sublimed": Dante and the Contemplatives --
Part 5: Dante and the World. 13. Crossing Over: Dante and Pilgrimage. 14. "Out upon Circumference": Discovery in Dante.
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Peter S. Hawkins.
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This book explores the wide range of Dante's reading and the extent to which he transformed what he read, whether in the biblical canon, in the ancient Latin poets, in such Christian authorities as  Read more...


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