9781900755634

Metaphor in Dante

  • ISBN 13:

    9781900755634

  • ISBN 10:

    1900755637

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 08/11/2016
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $120.00 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

Summary

In the sixteenth century, when Dante's critical fortunes were at their lowest ebb, his use of metaphor was still considered remarkable enough to describe him as 'poeta metaforicissimo'. David Gibbons's book, which takes its fide from this epithet, seeks to account for the specifically Dantean nature of that genius which Aristotle said was the mark of those who used metaphor well. Probing first the relationship between theory and practice, Gibbons offers a working definition of metaphor based on those available to the poet himself, and looks at Dante's earliest metaphorical efforts in his lyric poetry. The heart of the book is an analysis of metaphor in the Paradiso, by common consent the most metaphorical poetry Dante ever wrote.

Author Biography

Read more

Table of Contents

Read more

Write a Review