Dante's Modern Afterlife

Dante's Modern Afterlife : Reception and Response from Blake to Heaney

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Dante's persistent and pervasive presence has been a remarkable feature of modern writing since the late eighteenth century. This collection of essays by an international group of scholars emphasizes that presence in the work of major British and Irish writers (such as Blake, Shelley, Joyce and Heaney). It also focuses on responses in America, the Caribbean and Italy and deals with appropriations of Dante's work by poets (from Gray to Walcott) and novelists (such as Mary Shelley and Giorgio Bassani, and Gloria Naylor).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.57mm | 521g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIV, 270 p.
  • 0333670043
  • 9780333670040

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Dante's Afterlife: 1321-1997; N. Havely (editor) Selective Bibliography Pre-Romantic Prologue: Foreseeing and Foreknowing: Dante's 'Ugolino' and the Eton College Ode of Thomas Gary; J. Roe Romantic Readings: Dante and Blake: Allegorizing the Event; J. Tambling Figuration in Shelley and Dante; S. Curran The Shelleys and Dante's Matilda; W. Keach Victorian Evaluations: Moral Luck in the Second Circle: Dante and the Victorian Fate of Tragedy; A. Milbank 'The Perilous Depth of Doubt': Dante, Plumptre and Victorian Faith; R. Pite Modern Revisions: Ezra Pound: Quotation and Community; M. Reynolds Dante and Louis MacNeice: a Sequel to the Commedia; S. Ellis Purgatory Regained? Beckett and Dante; H. Haughton Echoes in Post-War Italy: Micol and Beatrice: Echoes of the Vita Nuova in Giorgio Bassani's Garden of the Finzi-contini; J. Woolf 'Una Fitta di Rimorso': Dante in Sereni; P. Robinson Contemporary Directions: 'Prosperous People' and 'The Real Hell' in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills; N. Havely The Place of the Poet: Dante in Walcott's Narrative Poetry; M. Balfour Dante's Versatility and Seamus Heaney's Modernism; B. O'Donoghue 'The Deep and Savage Path': Translation of Inferno , Canto 2; S. Heaney Index
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About Nick Havely

MARK BALFOUR Lecturer on Dante for the National Extension College
STUART CURRAN Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
STEVE ELLIS Lecturer, Department of English, University of Birmingham
HUGH HAUGHTON Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York
WILLIAM KEACH Lecturer in English Department, Brown University
ALISON MILBANK Member of the Cambridge University English Faculty
BERNARD O'DONOGHUE Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford
RALPH PITE Lecturer, Department of English, University of Liverpool
MATTHEW REYNOLDS Lecturer, Department of English, University of Oxford
PETER ROBINSON Visiting Professor, Tohoku University
JOHN ROE Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York
JEREMY TAMBLING Teaches Comparative Literature in the University of Hong Kong
JUDITH WOOLF Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York
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