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Dante's New Life of the Book

A Philology of World Literature

Martin Eisner

March 2021

ISBN: 9780198869641

288 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Oxford Textual Perspectives

Price: £18.99

Dante's New Life of the Book examines Dante's Vita nuova through its transformations in manuscripts, printed books, translations, and adaptations. Eisner investigates how these different material manifestations participate in the work, drawing attention to its distinctive elements.

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Dante's New Life of the Book examines Dante's Vita nuova through its transformations in manuscripts, printed books, translations, and adaptations. Eisner investigates how these different material manifestations participate in the work, drawing attention to its distinctive elements.

  • A fresh interpretation of Dante's first work, based on extensive archival research
  • Extensively illustrated, providing an opportunity to experience the work's varied material forms
  • Offers a different model for thinking about interactions between literary form and material survival

About the Author(s)

Martin Eisner, Chair of Romance Studies and Professor of Italian, Duke University

Martin Eisner is Professor of Italian and Chair of Romance Studies at Duke University. He is the author of Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature (Cambridge, 2013) and Boccaccio: A Life in Books (Reaktion Books, forthcoming).

Table of Contents

    Prologue: A Philology of World Literature
    Part One: Interpreting Beatrice
    1:The Encounter (Postcard)
    2:The Dream (Film)
    3:The Crisis (Musical Staves)
    Part Two: Glossing Beatrice
    4:The Mouth (Marginal Gloss)
    5:The New Homer (Ultraviolet Colophon)
    6:The Interruption (Picture Frame)
    Part Three: Remembering Beatrice
    7:The Painting (Composition)
    8:The Other Woman (Collation)
    9:The Veronica (Tipped-in)