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Author Alfie, Fabian

Title Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati : the reprehension of vice / Fabian Alfie
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2011 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012)


Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents Introduction: Dante's Harsh New Style -- Chapter One: La debita correzione: The Poetics of Insult in the Duecento -- Chapter Two: Ad personam, ad stipitem: Readings of the Sonnets -- Chapter Three: Hellish Echoes: Reminiscences of the Correspondence in Inferno XXIX and XXX -- Chapter Four: The Terrace of the Tenzone: Purgatorio XXIII and XXIV -- Chapter Five: Citations and Interpretations: The Literary Memory of the Sonnets in Boccaccio and Others
Summary "'And by now, mind, it's too late to redeem your debts by giving up guzzling.' Dante's poetic correspondence (or tenzone) with Forese Donati, a relative of his wife, was rife with crude insults: the two men derided one another on topics ranging from sexual dysfunction and cowardice to poverty and thievery. But in his Commedia, rather than denying this correspondence, Dante repeatedly acknowledged and evoked the memory of his youthful put-downs
Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati examines the lasting impact of these sonnets on Dante's writings and Italian literary culture, notably in the work of Giovanni Boccaccio. Fabian Alfie expands on derision as an ethical dimension of medieval literature, both facilitating the reprehension of vice and encouraging ongoing debates about the true nature of nobility. Outlining a broad perspective on the uses of literary insult, Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati also provides an evocative glimpse of Dante's day-to-day life in the twelfth century."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chiefly in English. Includes some text in the original Italian, followed by the English translation
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Criticism and interpretation
Donati, Forese, -1296.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Donati, Forese, -1296
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321
Donati, Forese -1296
Donati, Forese.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- analys och tolkning.
SUBJECT Tenzone di Dante con Forese Donati.
Tenzone di Dante con Forese Donati fast
Subject Invective in literature.
POETRY -- Continental European.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Invective in literature
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442663619