The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,319,012 members ⚫ 1,429,817 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Dante

Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Dante by Marianne Shapiro
Buy this eBook
US$ 35.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

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 general context of medieval literature. Shapiro's conclusions center largely upon Dante's adherence to a generally misogynistic tradition. While in his earlier works his concept of woman was as a comprehensive whole encompassing good and evil, in the Comedy polarities are established and affirmed.

The University Press of Kentucky; January 2015
188 pages; ISBN 9780813164656
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Woman Earthly and Divine in the Comedy of Dante
Author: Marianne Shapiro