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Answering only to Beatrice
“Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare” and the risk of lyrical repetition

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue des études dantesques
    2018, n° 2
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  • Author: Giusti (Francesco)
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  • Abstract: The sonnet “Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare” in Vita Nova is studied following a performative model rather than a hermeneutic one: lyrical performance is understood as an event repeated at each reading of the poem, as defined by Jonathan Culler, which makes it possible to generate virtue and increase it in the reader. The author also draws on the sonnet “A ciascun’alma presa,” on the personification of Love and poetic ethics as defined by Dante in De vulgari eloquentia.
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  • Pages: 87 to 109
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Journal: Dante Studies, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-09543-9
  • ISSN: 2556-756X
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-09544-6.p.0087
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 09-08-2019
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: Italian
  • Keywords: Dante Alighieri, medieval literature, Italian poetry, narratology, literary studies
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