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  1. 'Misi me per l'alto mare aperto' : personality and impersonality in Virginia Woolf's reading of Dante's allegorical language
    Published: 30.10.2019

    Although Dante’s influence on modernism has been widely explored and examined from different points of view, the aspects of Virginia Woolf's relationship with the Florentine author have not yet been extensively considered. Woolf's use of Dante is... more

     

    Although Dante’s influence on modernism has been widely explored and examined from different points of view, the aspects of Virginia Woolf's relationship with the Florentine author have not yet been extensively considered. Woolf's use of Dante is certainly less evident and ponderous than that of authors such as T.S. Eliot and James Joyce; nonetheless, this connection should not be disregarded, since Woolf's reading of Dante and her meditations on his work are inextricably fused with her creative process. As Teresa Prudente shows in this essay, Woolf's appreciation of Dante is closely connected to major features of her narrative experimentation, ranging from her conception of the structure and design of the literary work to her reflections concerning the meaning and function of literary language.

     

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    Source: CompaRe
    Language: English
    Media type: Part of a book
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-85132-617-8
    DDC Categories: 800; 820
    Collection: ICI Berlin
    Subjects: Dante Alighieri; Divina Commedia; Rezeption; Woolf, Virginia; Erzähltechnik; Sprache
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