The Romanic Review Volume 3

The Romanic Review Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... gate is common enough in the ordinary French vision without need of recourse to Latin prototypes.so One of the principal reminiscences in his mind, however, as is so widely true throughout the composition, is the beginning of the "Amorosa Visione." The situation is not quite analogous: in the Italian poem, there are two doors, the narrow leading to the steep ascent of eternal happiness, the broad to temporal delights. The diction in describing the latter is somewhat similar: Vidi una porta grande aperta stare. The circumstance that the legend over this door promises the worldly blessings which Fortune is able to bestow may have drawn the eye of Juan de Mena to this passage, and Boccaccio's guide uses the same words about the difficulty of exit.31 Another question as to Dantesque and Virgilian influence occurs at the very end of the poem, when the author, seeking to embrace his guide, only catches at the thin air: ' Copla 31. "Cf. for instance Froissart, Cour de May, ed. Scheler, III, p. 43, lines 1440-52. "A. Farinelli (Note sul Boccaccio in Ispagna nell' Eta Media, Archie fur do: Stud. der neu. Sprachen, CXVII Band, 1906, p. 121) refers to the analogies of the guide and the door. e yo deseando con grand reuerencia tener abracados sus mienbros garridos, falle con mis bracos mis onbros cenidos e todo lo visto fuyo mi presencia.a2 The Virgilian passage reads: ter conatus ibi collo dare bracchia circum: ter frustra comprensa manus etiugit imago, par levibus ventis volucrique simillima somno f" the Dantesque: Tre volte dietro a lei le mani avvinsi, E tante mi tornai con esse al petto." The idea that the arms struck against the body is once more common to both Juan de...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236861345
  • 9781236861344