The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World

The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World

Author: Federica Coluzzi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000637137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This volume provides the first systematic study of the translation and reception of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone world, reconstructing for the first time the contexts and genesis of its English-language afterlife from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Dante is one of the foremost authors of the Western canon, and his Vita Nova has been repeatedly translated into English over the past two centuries. However, there exists no comprehensive account of the critical, scholarly, and creative English-language reception of Dante’s work. This collection brings together scholars from Dante studies, translation studies, English studies, and book history to examine the translation and reception of the Vita Nova among modern English-speaking publics, in both academic and non-academic contexts, and thus represents a major contribution to Dante studies. The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World will be an essential reference point for scholars and students in English and Italian studies, literary and cultural studies, and translation and reception studies in the UK, Ireland, the USA, and Italy, where Dante is taught and researched.

Dante's Vita Nuova, New Edition

Dante's Vita Nuova, New Edition

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253201624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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"A fresh, new version of a 1962 translation that has had enormous popularity in comparative literature classes. The Vita Nuova (the New Life) is a small book which relates in prose and often very beautiful verse the story of the youthful Dante's love for Beatrice. The esay which follows the translation provides new insights into this puzzling thirteenth-century work. Musa regards Dante's intention in this so-called "Book of Memory" as a cruel and comic commentary on the youthful lover. He argues that Dante, using the tradition of love poetry current in his time, points up the foolishness and shallowness of his protagonist, a self-centered and self-pitying youth who only occasionally in the progress of his suffering catches even a glimpse of the true nature of Love or his beloved. "The sensitive man who would realize a man's destiny must ruthlessly cut out of his heart the canker at its center [i.e. self-pity], the canker that the heart instinctively tends to cultivate." According to Musa, this is one of Dante's central ideas. Dante scholars, libraries, and students of the Italian classics will welcome this distinguished translation and its provocative commentary"--Back cover.

Dante’s Testaments

Dante’s Testaments

Author: Peter S. Hawkins

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804737010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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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.

The New Testament as True Fiction

The New Testament as True Fiction

Author: Douglas Templeton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567042308

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 243

An original, provocative and thoughtful series of readings of the New Testament and extra-biblical texts. Making forays into literary criticism, philosophy, and theology, Templeton draws upon a rich diversity of sources. He proposes that we read the New Testament not as history (true or false) - in what is still the dominant hermeneutic - but rather as "true fiction".

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

Author: Michael Lieb

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191649189

Category: Religion

Page: 742

View: 186

In recent decades, reception history has become an increasingly important and controversial topic of discussion in biblical studies. Rather than attempting to recover the original meaning of biblical texts, reception history focuses on exploring the history of interpretation. In doing so it locates the dominant historical-critical scholarly paradigm within the history of interpretation, rather than over and above it. At the same time, the breadth of material and hermeneutical issues that reception history engages with questions any narrow understanding of the history of the Bible and its effects on faith communities. The challenge that reception history faces is to explore tradition without either reducing its meaning to what faith communities think is important, or merely offering anthologies of interesting historical interpretations. This major new handbook addresses these matters by presenting reception history as an enterprise (not a method) that questions and understands tradition afresh. The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible consciously allows for the interplay of the traditional and the new through a two-part structure. Part I comprises a set of essays surveying the outline, form, and content of twelve key biblical books that have been influential in the history of interpretation. Part II offers a series of in-depth case studies of the interpretation of particular key biblical passages or books with due regard for the specificity of their social, cultural or aesthetic context. These case studies span two millennia of interpretation by readers with widely differing perspectives. Some are at the level of a group response (from Gnostic readings of Genesis, to Post-Holocaust Jewish interpretations of Job); others examine individual approaches to texts (such as Augustine and Pelagius on Romans, or Gandhi on the Sermon on the Mount). Several chapters examine historical moments, such as the 1860 debate over Genesis and evolution, while others look to wider themes such as non-violence or millenarianism. Further chapters study in detail the works of popular figures who have used the Bible to provide inspiration for their creativity, from Dante and Handel, to Bob Dylan and Dan Brown.

The Dante Encyclopedia

The Dante Encyclopedia

Author: Richard Lansing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136849725

Category: History

Page: 1035

View: 611

The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape.

Medieval Italy

Medieval Italy

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948801

Category: History

Page: 1321

View: 785

This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Routledge Revivals: Medieval Italy (2004)

Routledge Revivals: Medieval Italy (2004)

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351664462

Category: History

Page: 626

View: 390

First published in 2004, Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia provides an introduction to the many and diverse facets of Italian civilization from the late Roman empire to the end of the fourteenth century. It presents in two volumes articles on a wide range of topics including history, literature, art, music, urban development, commerce and economics, social and political institutions, religion and hagiography, philosophy and science. This illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource and will be of key interest not only to students and scholars of history but also to those studying a range of subjects, as well as the general reader.