By (author) Nick Havely
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Dante by Nick Havely
Book DescriptionA comprehensive guide to Dante's life and literature, with an emphasis on his Commedia. This text looks at the influences that shaped Dante's writing, and the reception of his work by later readers, from the 14th century to the present. * Introduces Dante through four main approaches: the context of his life and career; his literary and cultural traditions; key themes, episodes and passages in his own work, especially the Commedia; and the reception and appropriation of his work by later readers, from the fourteenth century to the present * Written by an expert Dante scholar * Provides new translations of substantial passages from Dante's poems and from the world of his contemporaries * Includes explanatory diagrams of Dante's 'other-worlds', and a section of illustrations by medieval and modern artists * Builds a vivid and complex picture of Dante's imagination, intellect and literary presence * Helpful bibliographies include relevant web resources
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631228523
(238mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nick Havely
Dante's British Public, Hardback (July 2014)
Dante's British Public examines the many and various ways in which the work of the leading poet of medieval Europe has been acquired, represented, and discussed by British readers over the last six centuries.
Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century, Hardback (March 2012)
This collection of essays provides an account of Dante's reception in a range of media-visual art, literature, theatre, cinema, and music-from the late eighteenth century through to the early twentieth and explores various appropriations and interpretations of his works and persona during the era of modernization in Europe, the USA, and beyond.
Dante and the Franciscans, Paperback (January 2009)
This study will appeal to scholars interested in medieval religious and intellectual history.
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A comprehensive guide to Dante's life and literature, with an emphasis on his Commedia. This text looks at the influences that shaped Dante's writing, and the reception of his work by later readers, from the 14th century to the present.
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Author Biography - Nick Havely
Nick Havely has taught courses on Dante and on medieval literature for over thirty years at the University of York. His published work on Italian trecento poetry began with a volume of translations: Chaucer's Boccaccio: Sources for Troilus and the Knight's and Franklin's Tales (1980; reissued 1992) and includes Dante's Modern Afterlife: Reception and Response from Blake to Heaney (1998) and Dante and the Franciscans: Poverty and the Papacy in the 'Commedia' (2004). He has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for his next project, which is a study entitled Dante in the English-Speaking World, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present.
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