Depicting Dante in Anglo-Italian Literary and Visual Arts

Allegory, Authority and Authenticity

Author: Christoph Lehner

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443891819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 2383

In the course of 750 years, Dante Alighieri has been made into a universally important icon deeply engrained in the world’s cultural memory. This book examines key stages of Dante’s appropriation in Western cultural history by exploring the intermedial relationship between Dante’s Divina Commedia, the tradition of his iconography, and selected historical, literary and artistic responses from British artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. The images and iconographies created out of Dantean appropriations almost always centre around the triad of allegory, authority and authenticity. These three important aspects of revisiting Dante are found in the Dantean image fostered in Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries and feature prominently in the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, T. S. Eliot and Tom Phillips. Their appropriation of Dante represents landmarks in the productive reception of the Florentine, and is invariably linked to a tradition of Dante studies established in Britain during the middle of the 19th century. For Dante Gabriel Rossetti the Florentine provides a model for Victorian Dantean self-fashioning and becomes an allegory of authenticity and morality. For T. S. Eliot, Dante represents the voice of literary authority in Modernist poetry and serves as the allegory of a visionary European author. For Tom Phillips, the engagement with Dante and his text represents an intertextual and intermedial endeavour, which provides him with a rich cultural tapestry of art, thought and ideas on the Western world. The main focus of this study, therefore, is on how Dante’s image was fixed in the first 200 years of his appropriation in Florence, how fruitfully the Dantean images and his text have been taken up and used for creative and intellectual production in Britain over the course of the past centuries, and what moral, literary, or political messages they continue to convey.

Dantes Divina Commedia

Einführung und Handbuch : erzählte Transzendenz

Author: Heinz Willi Wittschier

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631384015


Page: 383

View: 325

Dieses Studien-und Handbuch macht ausfuhrlich mit Dante Alighieris Gottlicher Komodie bekannt. Geboten wird in einem ersten Teil - und zwar erstmals konsequent und systematisch - eine erzahltheoretisch fundierte Einfuhrung in den groen "Jenseitsroman aus Versen". Hierauf folgt ein detaillierter Uberblick zur Wirkungsgeschichte vom 14. Jahrhundert bis heute: dargestellt werden Handschriftenuberlieferung, Kommentarwesen, Druckentwicklung, Kritikverlauf, das Phanomen der zahllosen Ubersetzungen sowie das der mannigfaltigen Bearbeitungen in Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Film und in den neuen Medien. All dies geschieht unter Einbindung internationaler Forschung. Der zweite Teil ist ein kompakter Studienfuhrer in 70 Sektionen zur weltweiten Dantistik allgemein sowie zu samtlichen Gebieten der europaischen und auereuropaischen Forschung uber das poetische Meisterwerk des Florentiners: Auf rund 200 Seiten findet man alles Wichtige betreffend Bibliotheken, Institutionen, Verbande, kritische Editionen, sonstige Ausgaben, Ubersetzungen, Untersuchungen (Bucher und Aufsatze), Sammelbande, Nachschlagewerke, Zeitschriften und sonstige gedruckte oder im Internet verfugbare Materialien, die man fur Lekture, Studium, Referat, Prufung, eigene Forschung oder die Lehre benotigt.

101 Nacht

nach der andalusischen Handschrift des Aga Khan Museum : mit Faksimile-Abbildungen des Originals

Author: Claudia Ott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717590262

Category: Arabian nights

Page: 329

View: 2635

Ein Juwel der arabischen Literatur! Ein literarischer Sensationsfund: Die Arabistin Claudia Ott hat eine 800 Jahre alte Handschrift entdeckt - und damit ein gutes Dutzend funkelnagelneuer, bislang gänzlich unbekannter Schahrasad-Geschichten! Die betörende kleine Schwester von "1001 Nacht" feiert nun zweieinhalb Jahre nach dem Fund Weltpremiere. Eines der imposantesten Klassikerereignisse der letzten Jahrzehnte!


Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle High German

Page: 704

View: 2665

Virgil and his Translators

Author: Susanna Braund,Zara Martirosova Torlone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192538837

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 1220

This is the first volume to offer a critical overview of the long and complicated history of translations of Virgil from the early modern period to the present day, transcending traditional studies of single translations or particular national traditions in isolation to offer an insightful comparative perspective. The twenty-nine essays in the collection cover numerous European languages - from English, French, and German, to Greek, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Slovenian, and Spanish - but also look well beyond Europe to include discussion of Brazilian, Chinese, Esperanto, Russian, and Turkish translations of Virgil. While the opening two contributions lay down a broad theoretical and comparative framework, the majority conduct comparisons within a particular language and combine detailed case studies with in-depth contextualization and theoretical background, showing how the translations discussed are embedded in their own cultures and historical moments. The final two essays are written from the perspective of contemporary translators, closing out the volume with a profound assessment not only of the influence exerted by the major Roman poet on later literature, but also why translation of a canonical author such as Virgil matters, not only as a national and transnational cultural phenomenon, but as a personal engagement with a literature of enduring power and relevance.

The divine comedy

hell, purgatory, heaven

Author: Dante Alighieri,Peter Dale

Publisher: Anvil Pr Poetry Ltd


Category: Poetry

Page: 414

View: 2143

The best single-volume edition of Dante's masterpiece.

Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation

An Annotated Bibliography, 1929-2008

Author: Robin Healey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442642696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1150

View: 9488

"Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received. Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors - Dante Alighieri, [Niccoláo] Machiavelli, and [Giovanni] Boccaccio - and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature."--Pub. desc.

Wir erzählen uns Geschichten, um zu leben

Mit einem Nachwort von Antje Ravic Strubel

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711305

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 1331

Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte.Dabei gelingt esihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.

Leonardo's Vision

A Guide to Collective Thinking and Action

Author: Valerie A. Brown

Publisher: Sense Publications


Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 4841

"In this rich treasure trove of historical inspiration, contemporary ideas, and future-oriented how-to's, Valerie Brown has brought together a lifetime of work synthesizing science, participatory processes, and action for sustainability. A seasoned explorer, she moves effortlessly between disciplines as she describes a comprehensive approach to tackling the great challenges of our time - together. Because together is the only way they can be tackled. Read, learn, and act." Alan AtKisson, author, Believing Cassandra, and Executive Director, Earth Charter International. "Leonardo's Vision is essential reading for all those wishing to capture the emerging opportunity for collective thinking and action. The book provides a number of rigorous models and processes drawing on the author's extensive experience in supporting community efforts towards a sustainable future. I have learned that one should pay serious attention to anything that Valerie publishes and this is no exception." Charlie Hargroves, co-author, The Natural Advantage of Nations and Executive Director of The Natural Edge Project.