The Resource Dante's two beloveds : ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy, Olivia Holmes

Dante's two beloveds : ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy, Olivia Holmes

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Dante's two beloveds : ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy
Title
Dante's two beloveds
Title remainder
ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy
Statement of responsibility
Olivia Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reexamining key passages in Dante's oeuvre in the light of the crucial issue of moral choice, this book provides a new thematic framework for interpreting the Divine Comedy. Olivia Holmes shows how Dante articulated the relationship between the human and the divine as an erotic choice between two attractive women - Beatrice and the "other woman."" "Investigating the traditions and archetypes that contributed to the formation of Dante's two beloveds, Holmes shows how Dante brilliantly overlaid and combined these paradigms in his poem. In doing so he reimagined the two women as not merely oppositional condensations of apparently conflicting cultural traditions but also complementary versions of the same." "This insight sheds new light on Dante's corpus and on the essential paradox at the poem's heart: the unabashed eroticism of Dante's turn away from the earthly in favor of the divine."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Olivia
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4414
LC item number
.H656 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante (Alighieri)
  • Ethics in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Moral (Motiv)
  • Erotik (Motiv)
  • Ethics in literature
  • Love in literature
Label
Dante's two beloveds : ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy, Olivia Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) and index
Contents
Two ways and two ladies -- Wisdom and folly: lady philosophy and the sirens -- Romance narratives of two women -- Ulysses at the crossroads -- Jerusalem and Babylon: brides, widows, and whores -- The "little while": departure and return
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9780300125429
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013919
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214323014
  • (OCoLC)ocn214323014
Label
Dante's two beloveds : ethics and erotics in the Divine comedy, Olivia Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) and index
Contents
Two ways and two ladies -- Wisdom and folly: lady philosophy and the sirens -- Romance narratives of two women -- Ulysses at the crossroads -- Jerusalem and Babylon: brides, widows, and whores -- The "little while": departure and return
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9780300125429
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013919
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214323014
  • (OCoLC)ocn214323014

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