Dante's linguistic detail in Shelley's Triumph of Life

O'Connell, Anita (2011) Dante's linguistic detail in Shelley's Triumph of Life. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 13 (4). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1481-4374

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1481-4374.1683

Abstract

In her article "Dante's Linguistic Detail in Shelley's Triumph of Life" Anita O'Connell analyzes Shelley's attention to detail in Dante's poetic style and presents a close textual analysis of the ways Shelley draws on the beauty of Dante's texts. When Dante's Divine Comedy re-emerged into the public sphere in Britain through Henry Cary's 1814 translation, his reputation was as a stern, dark, Medieval poet and readers and writers alike shared a love of the perceived gothicism particularly of The Inferno. Shelley, however, differed from this general view of Dante: despite the grotesque descriptions in his Triumph of Life, Shelley draws most upon the delicate beauty and attention to detail he finds in Dante's texts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 14:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6194

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