Dante: The Poetics of Conversion
John Freccero enables us to see the Divine Comedy for the bold, poetic experiment thatit is. Too many critics have domesticatedDante by separating his theology from hispoetics. Freccero argues that to fail to see theconvergence of the letter and the spirit, thepilgrim and the poet, is to fail to understandDante's poetics of conversion. For Dante,body and soul go together and there is nosalvation that's purely intellectual, no poetrythat is simply literary.
The essays that form this book were originally published between 1959 and 1984.They are arranged to follow the order of the Comedy, and they form the perfect companion for a reader of the poem. With these essays assembled for the first time, we can nowsee Freccero's stature: he is the best contemporary critic of Dante. Freccero is that rarearticle, a critic of eclectic and not dogmaticpersuasion. Throughout Freccero operateson the fundamental premise that there is al-ways an intricate and crucial dialectic at workbetween Dante the poet and Dante the pilgrim, and that it is this dialectic that makesthe work so profoundly dramatic, one of thegreat novels of the self.
Thanks to Freccero we readers have theComedy whole again. Freccero calls uponmedieval philosophy, cosmology, science,theology, and poetics to enable us to traverseDante's moral landscape without losing ourway in the confusions of minute exegeses. Ina secular age Freccero enables us to see thispoem as what it is, something wholly otherthan what we might believe or write. Indoing so he shows us the most that languagecan achieve in any age, secular or not.
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My favorite study of the Comedy. So much academic writing is kind of ponderous, but not Freccero--I found myself really enjoying this book when I first read it as a lackluster medieval studies student ...
The Prologue Scene i
The Firm Foot on a Journey Without a Guide
Inferno II 108
Pilgrim in a Gyre
The Gates of Hell
The Neutral Angels
The Letter and the Spirit
From Epic to Novel
Purgatorio II 12
Manfreds Wounds and the Poetics of the Purgatorio
An Introduction to the Paradiso
Paradiso XXXIII 144
The Significance of Terza Rima
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By JOHN FRECCERO; JOHN FRECCERO, THE AUTHOR OF ''DANTE: THE POETICS OF CONVERSION,'' TEACHES ITALIAN AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY. ...
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in Dante, The Poetics of Conversion, pp. 136 – 151; Robert Hollander,. Allegory in Dante’s Commedia, pp. 114-123 (Handout). SECONDARY READINGS: Primo Levi, ...
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Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize
774. Modern Language Association. Honorable mention: John Freccero, Stanford University, for Dante: The. Poetics of Conversion, and Rachel Jacoff, ...
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Cervigni: Dante's Lucifer: The Denial of the Word
8 For a very complex commentary on Dante's terza rima, see John Freccero, «The Significance of the Terza Rima», Dante: The Poetics of Conversion 258-71. ...
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Dante: The Poetics of Conversion, John Freccero. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1986. Robert Hollander, “Dante’s Commedia and the Classical ...
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His essays on Dante are collected in Dante: The Poetics of Conversion (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986). He has edited Dante: A Collection of ...
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Book Review. Dante: The Poetics of Conversion John Freccero, Rachel Jacoff. Modern Philology. Search Journal in. This issue, This journal, All journals ...
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American Dante Bibliography for 1986
Dante: The Poetics of Conversion. Edited with an introduction by Rachel Jacoff. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. xvi, 328 p. ...
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See John Freccero, "The River of Death," in Freccero, Dante: The Poetics of Conversion, p. 57. "The Prologue Scene," in Poetics of Conversion, pp. 25–26. ...
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