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Leading scholar Albert Russell Ascoli traces the metamorphosis of Dante Alighieri - minor Florentine aristocrat, political activist and exile, amateur philosopher and theologian, and daring experimental poet - into Dante, author of the Divine Comedy and perhaps the most self-consciously 'authoritative' cultural figure in the Western canon. The text offers a comprehensive introduction to Dante's evolving, transformative relationship to medieval ideas of authorship and authority from the early Vita Nuova through the ...

Dante and the Making of a Modern Author 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521178440

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Dante and the Making of a Modern Author 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521882361

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