Dante's British Public: Readers and Texts, from the by Nick Havely

By Nick Havely

this can be the 1st account of Dante's reception in English to deal with complete chronological span of that strategy. person authors and classes were studied earlier than, yet Dante's British Public takes a much broader and longer view, utilizing a variety of shiny and certain case reviews to list and position in context the various wider conversations approximately and appropriations of Dante that constructed in Britain throughout greater than six centuries, as entry to his work
extended and various. a lot of the facts is predicated on formerly unpublished fabric in (for instance) letters, journals, annotations and inventories and is drawn from records within the united kingdom and internationally, from Milan to Mumbai and from Berlin to Cape Town.

Throughout, the position of Anglo-Italian cultural contacts and intermediaries in shaping the general public knowing of Dante in Britain is given prominence - from clerics and retailers round Chaucer's time, via itinerant students, creditors and travelers within the early sleek interval, to the exiles and expatriates of the 19th and 20th centuries. the ultimate bankruptcy brings the tale as much as the current, exhibiting how the poet's paintings has been noticeable (from the fourteenth century onwards) as
accessible to 'the many', and demonstrating many of the skill through which Dante has reached a but wider British public over the last century, quite via translation, representation, and diverse different types of performance.

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