Dante and the Making of a Modern Author by Albert Russell Ascoli

By Albert Russell Ascoli

top pupil Albert Russell Ascoli strains the metamorphosis of Dante Alighieri – minor Florentine aristocrat, political activist and exile, beginner thinker and theologian, and bold experimental poet – into Dante, writer of the Divine Comedy and maybe the main self-consciously 'authoritative' cultural determine within the Western canon. The textual content bargains a complete creation to Dante's evolving, transformative dating to medieval principles of authorship and authority from the early Vita Nuova throughout the unfinished treatises, The ceremonial dinner and On Vernacular Eloquence, to the works of his adulthood, Monarchy and the Divine Comedy. Ascoli unearths how Dante anticipates glossy notions of custom-made, inventive authorship and the phenomenon of 'Renaissance self-fashioning'. strangely, the e-book examines Dante's profession as an entire supplying a massive aspect of entry not just to the Dantean oeuvre, but in addition to the background and conception of authorship within the greater Italian and eu tradition.

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