Dante and Difference: Writing in the Commedia by Jeremy TamblingDante and Difference: Writing in the Commedia by Jeremy Tambling

Dante and Difference: Writing in the Commedia

byJeremy Tambling

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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This book presents an interesting approach to Dante's Divine Comedy, drawing on medieval theories of reading and understanding a text, and comparing them with modern critical theories of hermeneutics and approaches to the text associated with the work of Derrida. Dr Tambling rejects any attempt to identify a fundamental unity of thought in the poem and stresses the importance of opposition and divergence. This leads him to react against reductively 'allegorical' readings, and to ask in what way Christianity can be said to be articulated within the work. This important interpretation will be of value to all students and scholars of Dante, as well as to those whose work lies in the fields of general medieval literature, comparative literature and critical theory.
Title:Dante and Difference: Writing in the CommediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521044626

ISBN - 13:9780521044622


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: Dante and difference; Part I. The First Book: The Pagan World: 1. Ulysses: Virgil: Dante; 2. The eye of the eagle; Part II. Writing and Re-Writing in the Poem: 3. 'Si dentro impertrai': crisis of language in the Commedia; 4. 'Ch'e' ditta dentro': art and the imagination in the Purgatorio; Part III. The Book of Memory and its Several Incipits: 5. Attitudes to language in Dante; Conclusion: making meanings; Notes; Select bibliography; Index to Dante's works; Index of names.