This book is a collection of the Paget Toynbee's lectures, given by internationally renowned scholars such as Zygmunt Baranski, John Barnes, and Jonathan Usher. It includes key questions such as Dante, Ovid and the poetry of exile, and ground-breaking work on obscenity in the Divine Comedy.
Table of Contents
1. The New Text of Dante's Rime 2. Dante, Ovid and the Poetry of Exile 3. Exile and Disgrace 4. Misfortune and Poverty 5. Friends and Patrons 6. Dante's Knowledge of Florentine History 7. Bottom of the Universe: Dante and Evil 8. Dante and the 'Prefaces of Truth': From 'Figure' to 'Completion' 9. Medieval Polarities: Dantism and Petrarchism