This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 'Building a Monument to Dante successfully tackles the topic of Boccaccio's life-long interest in Dante from a novel point of view, interrogating the many facets of Boccaccio's activity as dantista along new lines.'. Codice inventario libreria
The shadow of Dante Alighieri looms large in the works of Giovanni Boccaccio, and yet the full extent of Boccaccio's relationship to Dante remains largely unexplored. Building a Monument to Dante employs literary analysis coupled with philological and historical evidence to argue that Boccaccio's multifaceted work as Dante's editor, biographer, apologist, and commentator created a literary figure that could support Boccaccio's poetic and political ideologies.
Jason Houston finds in Boccaccio's biographical writings a strong condemnation of Florentine politics and a harsh critique of Petrarch's political isolation, distinguishing Boccaccio's political and intellectual positions from those of both Dante and Petrarch. Reading the Trattatello in Laude di Dante and other writings as works intended to promote Dante as a brilliant political exemplum to the city of Florence, Houston discovers the processes by which Boccaccio constructed an image of Dante that continues to influence the way that readers understand the poet's life and works.
About the Author:
Jason Houston is an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Oklahoma.
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Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: near fine. First edition. Presumed first edition, 2010, hardcover with beige cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 228pp., sparsely illustrated in b&w. Book fine with handsome boards and tight binding, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with hint of rubbing. Codice libro della libreria C000030662
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Sch, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000116080
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1442640510
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, S, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111442640510