This bibliography is intended to include the Dante translations published in this country in and all Dante studies and reviews published in that are in any sense American. The latter criterion is construed to include foreign reviews of American publications pertaining to Dante. Edited and annotated by C. Grandgent ; revised by Charles S. Harvard University Press, He has added a set of footnotes glossing poetic and archaic words with their modern Italian equivalents and he has provided translations of the Latin quotations found throughout the notes and commentary.
The Vita Nuova of Dante. Translated with an introduction and notes by Sir Theodore Martin. Books for Libraries Press, Reprint of the edition London: Parker, Son, and Bourn. Includes, besides the translation, a dedicatory sonnet by the translator to his wife p.
Monarchy and Three Political Letters. With a new introduction for the Garland edition by Walter F. Garland Publishing Company, The Garland Library of War and Peace.
Reprint of the edition New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson , but with an additional introduction by Mr. See 73rd Report , pp. Edited with an introduction by Paolo Milano. Chatto and Windus, Crisafulli, and Siegfried A. Interested in the relationship between the general psychology of becoming and the more specific religious psychology of mysticism, the author examines the role of Dante in the historical secularization of mysticism from the Middle Ages to the present, focusing her analysis particularly on the Vita Nuova and Inferno.
Dante is seen to have undergone certain mystical moments of experiencing eternity, considered basic to mysticism and religion. His measure can be taken by comparing him with Hildegard von Bingen as archetypal figure and with Petrarch representing the later period which had lost the gift of supranatural vision. A Study of Suicide. As with certain other famous artists, Dante was spurred on to produce his greatest work, rather than yielding to suicide as a way out not that his Christian faith would have permitted it.
This book originally appeared in England London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Rossetti, Pound, and Eliot. However, their views converge in recognizing the Good and the Beautiful as life necessities at either level, fact or dream.
Engstrom , edited by Robert T. Cargo and Emanuel J. University of North Carolina Press, , pp. V have most notably assumed dramatic form, the author discusses briefly to what extent the episode influenced seven selected plays by such Romantic and post-Romantic authors as Silvio Pellico, G. Review-article on Giambattista Vico: An International Symposium , edited by Giorgio Tagliacozzo, [etc. An omnibus review of recent Dante publications. Individual items discussed at some length are separately listed in the review section of this bibliography.
Ultimate Threshold to Reality. On the suggestion of the traditional identification of the Eighth Heaven with the Church, confirming echoes are also seen in the sculptural representations at the several entrances thresholds of the Cathedral of Chartres. An Irish Precursor of Dante: His Life and Writings.
Haskell House Publishers, Reprint of the work, originally published in Dilettante Library; London: Henry Lawes, Dante, and Casella. Pagan and Christian Perspectives.
Doctoral dissertation, Cornell University, The Dantean portion of the fragmentary text consists of four columns of one leaf, recto and verso, summarizing in terza rima the first twenty cantos of the Inferno. A second leaf contains a life of Saint Juliana and the beginning of the Gospel of John.
For he must express himself in images while claiming to transcend them. The poet speaks in visual terms of an experience which is invisible, but he claims to be all anti-Narcissus, because while Narcissus saw an object which was not real, Dante experienced a reality which is beyond sensory perception.
Presents a reading of the canto which develops particularly the idea that Dante employs variations in human beings, here exemplified by Charles Martel and his brother Robert of Anjou, to demonstrate how Providence functions in the universe, creating diversity in this world as an organic part of the divine plan.
Thus, the observable instances of deviation may appear as imperfections or defects only from the limited human point of view, whereas they are all part of the meaningful pattern in the Divine Mind which encompasses cosmically all causes and effects, regardless of temporal sequence. Deviations from Nature caused by Fortune may suggest indeterminism to man, but they actually represent some of the infinite possibilities open to the Divine Mind in its providential plan for society as a whole.
If man could as God comprehend the whole providential system in a single glance, the element of indeterminism would disappear. Joint editor and translator. Biblioteca di cultura moderna, There is further reference to Dante, passim , throughout the book.
Translations from the Chronicle of the Franciscan Salimbene With notes and illustrations from other medieval sources. Second edition, revised and enlarged. University of Pennsylvania Press, Nutt , with a new introduction by Edward Peters.
A review-article on Radcliffe Squires, Allen Tate: A Literary Biography New York: Ulysses on the Liffey. Oxford University Press, For a review, see below. Examines the allegorical method of interpreting poetry in such figures as the sixth-century Fulgentius the Mythographer who inaugurated the metaphoric and moral interpretation of Virgil in pagan terms, on the one hand, and the third-century Clement of Alexandria who exemplifies the adaptation of profane allegory as a vessel for Christian doctrine, on the other, and the much later Boccaccio whose Comento and defense of poetry in the Genealogia profoundly influenced a Renaissance commentator like Landino.
Because of such a position, however, Landino must slight much of the dramatic texture of the Commedia due to the tension between the two orders still recognized by the Christian poet. So, for Landino the literal meaning no longer held the importance it held for Dante, but only the allegorical mattered. Presents a reading of Paradiso X, focusing on the note of order and harmony struck in the opening verses of the canto and developed thematically throughout this canto and continued through XIV, which together describe the heaven of the Sun.
In this scheme, then, the enigmatic presence of Siger becomes clear: The Letter and the Spirit. The author goes on to explore the Medusa figure in mythology, stressing that, powerless against women, she was a female horror to the male imagination, but in terms of sensual fascination, an excessive pulchritudo that turned men to Stone.
The Medusa is seen as a coordinate of Matelda on Mount Purgatory, an impediment to recapture of innocence.
The Medusa episode in Inferno IX is further linked to the first petrosa, Io son venuto, by the repetition of a set of identical rhyme-words. Professor Freccero states that both the voice of the poet-narrator and the figure of the pilgrim are created simultaneously by the poem itself, the two becoming one at the end. But this requires a death and resurrection, in short, conversion. In terms of poetic expression or language, there is the danger of immobilizing entrapment by the Letter and the necessity, indicated by the poet, of seeing the Spirit beyond, or in other words, the Eros of Medusa must give way to the transcendent Eros of Caritas.
II , A Study of the Paradiso. Reprint of the second edition revised of Westminster [London]: Archibald Constable; New York: For another recent reprint and description of this well-known work, see Dante Studies , XC, Doctoral dissertation, Yale University, Finds Solzhenitsyn generally akin to Dante in his conservative attitude toward established social values, his ethical, moralizing approach in his novel, The First Circle , and his concern for justice and mercy; and cites a number of specific Dantean parallels of structure, ambience, and imagery in the novel, e.
In Dante Studies , XC , Accompanying the original Latin text, in parallel columns, is a literal translation in English by Mr. Cioffari, intended to help the English-speaking scholar place the interpretation of Dante in clearer perspective. For clarifying the unity of the three cantos, Mr. The Age of Criticism: The Late Renaissance in Italy. Reprint of the edition Ithaca, N.
Contains two chapters on the interpretation of Dante during the sixteenth-century literary controversy. This eventual perfection cannot be attained by man alone, but only by the divine guidance of a beatrice. Contends that the Valley of the Princes Purg.
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