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Professor Boitani's latest book explores the areas of the tragic and the sublime in medieval literature by asking what medieval texts mean to modern readers. Boitani, who has written widely on medieval and comparative literature, studies tragic and sublime tensions in stories and scenes recounted by such major poets as Dante, Chaucer and Petrarch, as well as themes shared by writers and philosophers and traditional poetic images. The result is a learned, stimulating, and wide-ranging volume of studies in comparative European literature, which takes into account poems written in English, Italian and other languages, and compares them with their classical and biblical ancestors as well as with their modern descendants.
Title: Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature, The
Categories: Literary Criticism,
Edition: Ex Libris
Publisher: West Nyack, New York, U.S.A., Cambridge Univ Pr: 1989
ISBN Number: 0521354765
ISBN Number 13: 9780521354769
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 099113
Description: Ex-library copy with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is straight and solid and text/interior is unmarked in any way. 330 pages, 9 chapters.