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Title Interpreting Dante : essays on the traditions of Dante commentary / edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli.

Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2013]


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Physical description xv, 470 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Series The William and Katherine Devers series in Dante and medieval Italian literature ; volume 13.
William and Katherine Devers series in Dante and medieval Italian literature ; v. 13.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Reading, writing, and speech in the Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century commentaries on Dante's Comedy / Steven Botterill -- Allegory as avoidance in Dante's early commentators: "bella menzogna" to "roza corteccia" / Robert Wilson -- Uses of learning in the Dante commentary of Iacomo della Lana / Spencer Pearce -- How to read the early commentaries / Saverio Bellomo -- A friar critic: Guido da Pisa and the Carmelite heritage / Paola Nasti -- Guido da Pisa's "chantilly" Dante: a complex exegetical system / Lucia Battaglia Ricci -- Presenze del Liber de vita et moribus philosophorum nell'Ottimo Commento alla Commedia / Massimiliano Corrado -- Pietro Alighieri and the lexicon of the Comedy / Massimiliano Chiamenti -- Modes of reading in Boccaccio's Esposizioni sopra la Comedia / Simon Gilson -- Tipologie compositive e hapax nel commento alla "Commedia" di Francesco da Buti (con una nota sulla cultura grammaticale e lessicografica dell'autore) / Claudia Tardelli -- A "Commentary for the court": Guiniforte Barzizza / Corrado Calenda -- A text in movement: Trifon Gabriele's Annotationi nel Dante, 1527-1565 / Lino Pertile -- Castelvetro on Dante: tradition, innovation, and mockery in the Sposizione / Claudia Rossignoli -- A pictorial interpretation of Dante's Commedia: Federigo Zuccari's Dante historiato / Andrea Mazzucchi -- Notes on Nineteenth-Century Dante commentaries and critical editions / John Lindon.
Summary "In Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli gather essays by prominent scholars of the Dante commentary tradition to discuss the significance of this tradition for the study of the Comedy, its broad impact on the history of ideas, and its contribution to the development of literary criticism. Interest in the Dante commentary tradition has grown considerably in recent years, but projects on this subject tend to focus on philological reconstructions. The contributors shift attention to the interpretation of texts, authors, and reading communities by examining how Dante commentators developed interpretative paradigms that contributed to the advancement of literary criticism and the creation of the Western literary canon. Dante commentaries illustrate the evolution of notions of "literariness" and literature, genre and style, intertextuality and influence, literary histories, traditions and canons, authorship and readerships, paratexts and textual materiality. The volume includes methodological essays exploring theoretical aspects of the tradition, such as the creation of a taxonomy for categorizing typologies of commentaries; the relationship between commentators and their contemporary readers; the interplay between written and visual commentaries; and the impact of patronage on the forms of exegesis. Other essays, including two in Italian, examine case studies of individual commentaries, giving an account of the modus operandi of Dante's exegetes by relating their approaches to the cultural, ideological, and political agendas of the community of readers and scholars to which the commentators belonged. "Interpreting Dante is an extremely valuable and timely contribution to scholarship on the Dante commentary tradition. Such a collection, devoted both to methodological problems and to single cases, is a novelty. Additionally, as the first comprehensive volume on the topic in English, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars."--Anna Pegoretti, University of Warwick"-- Provided by publisher.
Language notes Two essays in Italian, all others in English.
Other author Nasti, Paola, editor.
Rossignoli, Claudia, editor.
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780268036096