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Author Raffa, Guy P

Title Divine dialectic : Dante's incarnational poetry / Guy P. Raffa
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents Introduction: Dante's Incarnational Dialectic -- Divisive Dialectic: Incarnational Failure and Parody -- Incarnation Manque in the Vita nuova -- Dante's Infernal Web of Pride -- Incarnational Dialectic Writ Large -- Incarnational (Dis) appearances: Virgil and Beatrice -- Dialectically Marked Spirits in the Shadowed Spheres -- Incarnational Reflections and Lines -- The Poet's Incarnate Word -- Dante's Incarnational Dialectic of Martyrdom and Mission -- Lifting the Hermeneutic Veil: Circling the Cross in the Sun and Mars -- The Bitter-Sweet Lessons of Cacciaguida and Scipio -- Dante's Divine Tetragon -- Intellectual Action and Dialectical Hermeneutics
Summary "In this book, Guy Raffa offers a fresh reading of Dante's major literary works - the Divine Comedy and the Vita nuova - that combines central tenets of incarnational theology and dialectical thought to illuminate the poet's renowned ability to 'have it both ways' on issues that conventionally elicit an 'either/or' response. Viewing Dante as a poet of revision, not conversion, Raffa challenges a dominant paradigm in Dante criticism and takes full account of the poet's unconventional approach to such conventional dichotomies as eros and spirituality, fame and humility, action and contemplation, and obedience and transgression. Divine Dialectic ultimately argues that Dante crosses textual and theological boundaries in his medieval epic to promote the paradoxical union of contradiction and resolution as a way of reading his poem and, by extension, the world itself."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-239) and index
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
Dante Alighieri. Divina commedia.
Dante Alighieri -- Theologie.
Dante Alighieri; Divina Commedia.
Dante (Alighieri)
SUBJECT Divina commedia (Dante Alighieri) fast
Subject Incarnation in literature.
Dialectic in literature.
POETRY -- Continental European.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Dialectic in literature
Incarnation in literature
Inkarnation Motiv
Vita Nuova (Dante)
La divina commedia (Dante)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Livres numériques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442673984