Language and style in Dante

John C. Barnes & Michaelangelo Zaccarello editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-253-7
December 2012. 234pp.

‘Language and style are fundamental to our understanding of Dante as an innovative and experimental author … This volume shows that examination of language and style in Dante also has a bearing on questions of identity, authority, and truth in his œuvre … This volume advances scholarship on language and style in Dante in various ways, showing that the matter may fruitfully be studied both through close readings of selected episodes and by attention to broader trends in Dante’s œuvre, in the context of both medieval culture and modern thought … [there are] valuable insights on offer, which are pertinent to a variety of topics within Dante studies’, Tamzin Simmons, Modern Language Review (October 2015).