The Resource The circle of our vision : Dante's presence in English romantic poetry, Ralph Pite

The circle of our vision : Dante's presence in English romantic poetry, Ralph Pite

Label
The circle of our vision : Dante's presence in English romantic poetry
Title
The circle of our vision
Title remainder
Dante's presence in English romantic poetry
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Pite
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sudden and spectacular growth in Dante's popularity in England at the end of the eighteenth century was immensely influential for English writers of the period. But the impact of Dante on English writers has rarely been analysed and its history has been little understood. Byron, Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, Blake, and Wordsworth all wrote or painted while Dante's work - its style, project, and achievement commanded their attention and provoked their disagreement. The Circle of Our Vision discusses each of these writers in detail, assessing the nature of their engagement with the Divine Comedy and the consequences for their own work. It explores how Romantic poets understood Dante, what they valued in his poetry and why, and sets them in the context of contemporary commentators, translators, and illustrators (including Henry Fuseli and John Flaxman), both in England and Europe. Romantic readings of the Divine Comedy are shown to disturb our own ideas about Dante, which are based on Victorian and Modernist assumptions. An important contribution to Romantic and Dante scholarship, The Circle of Our Vision also presents a reconsideration of the concept of 'influence' in general, using the example of Dante's presence in Romantic poetry to challenge Harold Bloom's belief that the relations between poets are invariably a fight to the death
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
821/.709
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR457
LC item number
.P58 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The circle of our vision : Dante's presence in English romantic poetry, Ralph Pite
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: 'The archetype of all modern poetry' -- 2. Illustrating Dante -- 3. Coleridge, Dante, and The Friend: Symbols in a Waking Dream -- 4. The Fall of Hyperion: 'Morti li morti e i vivi parean vivi' -- 5. 'The Lucifer of that starry flock': Shelley in Purgatorio -- 6. Byron Turning to Stone
Control code
ocn609773260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages, [4] pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191670886
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37513072
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609773260
  • oso019167088X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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