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Author Wetherbee, Winthrop, 1938-

Title The ancient flame : Dante and the poets / Winthrop Wetherbee.

Imprint Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Series The William and Katherine Devers series in Dante studies
William and Katherine Devers series in Dante studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Dante and classical poetry -- Vergil in the inferno -- Lucan and Vergil: judgment and poetic authority in Dis -- Cato's grotto -- Ovid and Vergil in purgatory -- Statius -- Lust, poetry, and the earthly paradise -- Paradiso.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Summary "Wetherbee's fresh, illuminating approach departs from the usual treatment of classical poets in Dante criticism, which assigns them a merely allegorical function. Their true importance to Dante's project is much greater. As Wetherbee meticulously shows, Dante's use of the poets is grounded in an astute understanding of their historical situation and a deeply sympathetic reading of their poetry. A stunning contribution by a distinguished medievalist, Wetherbee's investigation of the poem's classicism makes possible an ethical and spiritual but non-Christian reading of Dante, one that will spur new research and become an indispensable tool for teaching the Commedia."--Jacket.
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Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Knowledge -- Literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Wetherbee, Winthrop, 1938- Ancient flame. Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008 (OCoLC)606170628
Print version: Wetherbee, Winthrop, 1938- Ancient flame. Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008 (OCoLC)608617123
Print version: Wetherbee, Winthrop, 1938- Ancient flame. Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2008 9780268044121 0268044120 (DLC) 2008000420 (OCoLC)182735762
ISBN 9780268096595 (electronic bk.)
0268096597 (electronic bk.)
9780268044121 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0268044120 (pbk. ; alk. paper)