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The Resource In Dante's wake : reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition

In Dante's wake : reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition

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In Dante's wake : reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition
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In Dante's wake
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reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition
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eng
Summary
Waking to find himself shipwrecked on a strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different portrait Starting on the sand of that very shore with Dante, John Freccero begins retracing the famous voyage recounted by the poet nearly 700 years ago. Freccero follows pilgrim and poet through the Comedy and then beyond, inviting readers both uninitiated and accomplished to join him in navigating this complex medieval masterpiece and its influence on later literature. Perfectly impenetrable in its poetry and unabashedly ambitious in its content, the Divine Comedy is the cosmos collapsed on itself, heavy with dense matter and impossible to expand. Yet Dante's great triumph is seen in the tiny, subtle fragments that make up the seamless whole, pieces that the poet painstakingly sewed together to form a work that insinuates itself into the reader and inspires the work of the next author. Freccero magnifies the most infinitesimal elements of that intricate construction to identify self-similar parts, revealing the full breadth of the great poem. Using this same technique, Freccero then turns to later giants of literature- Petrarch, Machiavelli, Donne, Joyce, and Svevo-demonstrating how these authors absorbed these smallest parts and reproduced Dante in their own work. In the process, he confronts questions of faith, friendship, gender, politics, poetry, and sexuality, so that traveling with Freccero, the reader will both cross unknown territory and reimagine familiar faces, swimming always in Dante's wake
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Midwest
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Freccero, John
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851/.1
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
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adult
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In Dante's wake : reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent.
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MWT11826227
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1 online resource.
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9780823264292
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11826227
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remote
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11826227
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In Dante's wake : reading from medieval to modern in the Augustinian tradition
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823264292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11826227
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826227
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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