• Title: The Cambridge Companion to Dante
  • Author: Rachel Jacoff
  • ISBN: 9780521427425
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cambridge Companion to Dante Three essays introduce the three canticles of the Divine Comedy while twelve explore the literary intellectual and historical background to Dante s writings his other works and his reception in the
    Three essays introduce the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, while twelve explore the literary, intellectual and historical background to Dante s writings, his other works and his reception in the commentary tradition and in literature in English.

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    1. This has been a godsend for me in my reading of Dante’s Commedia.If The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Divine Comedy was a perfect hand-to-hand companion that helped me descend the circles of Hell, ascend the cone of Purgatory and not lose my sight in the presence of an ever increasing blinding and enlightening Light, this other book helped me to gain perspective onto the whole quest.Like most other Cambridge Companions it is a collection of scholarly essays written by various a [...]

    2. This is the second book I used along reading Commedia and contains essays from different authors about different parts of the Commedia itself. While "The Complete Danteworlds" by Guy P. Raffa was more about following cantos and what they present and mean, this one goes even more further with study approach and it's ideal for anyone who wants to know more or to study Dante's work.Will use it more in my future readings of Commedia.

    3. Mi è capitato finalmente di leggerlo con la scusa di prepararmi ad una prova d'ingleseDevo dire che come introduzione al Sommo è tra le più esaustive; ha sicuramente il pregio di essere scritto dai migliori dantisti anglosassoni e questo ci da la garanzia che a venirne fuori non sarà il solito "santino" (la Barolini, che insegna a Nuova York e che firma il primo saggio in un libro recente ha addirittura "de-teologizzato" Dante!); a patto di accettare che ogni autore abbia la sua idea di Dant [...]

    4. This is a very good companion guide to Dante. While there are some chapters that can get quite dry, if you are a dantist you will enjoy this book. There was quite a bit here that not only was new information that enhanced my understanding of the comedia, but there is also quite a bit that I need to go back and study in more detail.

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