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- Description'Any acquaintance with a work so sublime must needs be better than ne. A shadow may win the gaze of some who never looked upon the substance.' In this scholarly introduction to the Divine Comedy, Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827-76) urges readers t to be put off by Dante's difficult language and befuddling cosmology. Deploying prose summaries alongside translated extracts of the poem, she takes the reader on a tour through Dante's world, from the first shadowy appearance of Virgil to the pilgrimage through Paradise. Rossetti also illuminates many aspects of the poem usually considered impenetrable by its English readership. Among them are the geography of the landscape, the contations of the most significant Italian images, and the incorporation of the classical vision of Hell into the Christian version. Maps, textual antations and thorough linguistic tes support her exegesis, which, though originally published in 1871, remains one of the finest available today.
- Author(s)Maria Francesca Rossetti
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication31/05/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note5 b/w illus.
- Weight410 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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