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  • Der erotische Romanby Hiltrud Gnüg

    Reclam Verlag 2015; US$ 8.83

    Eros, der griechische Liebesgott, stand Pate bei einem literarischen Genre, das die kultivierte Leserschaft immer interessierte - das aber auch im Zwielicht des moralisch Anstößigen stand. Hiltrud Gnüg zeichnet die Geschichte des erotischen Romans nach: von Boccaccios »Decamerone« über die Libertinage des 18. Jahrhunderts, die Romane der bürgerlichen... more...

  • Six French Poets of Our Timeby Robert W. Greene

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    During the last sixty to seventy years avant-garde poetry in France has evolved in two directions: one toward poetry conceived as a means to an end, the other toward poetry as an end in itself. Focusing on Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, René Char, André du Bouchet, Jacques Dupin, and Marcelin Pleynet as the modern French poets who most faithfully... more...

  • William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedyby Eric Pyle

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    William Blake's series of engraved illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy were his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Unfinished at his death, the series includes seven engravings and 102 unique works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are... more...

  • Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Danteby Marianne Shapiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This study examines all the characterizations of the female personality in the Divine Comedy, including representations of things traditionally categorized as feminine. Marianne Shapiro treats different traditional feminine roles such as wife, lover, and mother, and places Beatrice in the latter group. The problem of woman is studied within the... more...

  • Nachhallby Rolf Ligniez; Roger Schöntag

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 22.70

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Roger Schöntag ist Habilitand an der Universität Erlangen mit den Forschungsschwerpunkten Frühe Neuzeit und Romantik. more...

  • Das Danteporträt im Bargello zu Florenzby Anna Maria Knerr

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2014; US$ 19.09

    1840 wurde in der Kapelle des Palazzo Bargello in Florenz ein Porträt von Dante Alighieri (1265 1321) entdeckt, von welchem bereits in Quellentexten des frühen 14. Jahrhunderts bis hin zu Vasari Überlieferungen zu finden sind. Die künstlerische Ausführung wurde darin traditionell Giotto (1266 1337) zugeschrieben und das Bildnis galt lange Zeit als... more...

  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... more...

  • The Political Vision of the "Divine Comedy"by Joan M. Ferrante

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Joan Ferrante analyzes the Divine Comedy in terms of public issues, which continued foremost in Dante's thinking after his exile from Florence. Professor Ferrante examines the political concepts of the poem in historical context and in light of the political theory and controversies of the period. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following his irreverent, inspired Oulipean reworking of Shakespeare?s sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante?s Inferno , shifting the action from the 12th to the 20th and 21st centuries, and relocating it to the modern ?walled city? of the University of Essex. Dante?s Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors... more...