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This is the 1st learn in English at the literary relation among Beckett and Dante. it's a transparent and leading edge analyzing of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a severe engagement with modern theories of intertextuality. Caselli supplies an unique intertextual examining of Beckett's paintings, detecting formerly unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and feedback.

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201. 21 Boldrini, Joyce, Dante, and the Poetics, p. 99. 22 Beckett’s Dante is thus very different from Eliot’s ‘universal’ poet: ‘Dante, nonetheless an Italian and a patriot, is first a European’. T. S. Eliot, ‘Dante’, p. 207. 23 Dante, Convivio, in Cesare Vasoli and Domenico De Robertis (eds), Opere minori (Milan and Naples: Ricciardi, 1988), vol. XI. 24 Boldrini, Joyce, Dante, and the Poetics, p. 19; the author’s emphasis. ), vol. III (Milan: Mondadori, 1974), pp. 423–538, §§16–18. Subsequent references are given in the text.

Joyce’ Dante was interpreted from the point of view of his multilingualism and constructed through strategies of persuasion, in Proust Dante becomes a literary monument, whose genius remains undis­ puted; he is the auctoritas, citable and re-usable. ), Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment (New York: Grove Press, 1984), p. 19; subsequent refer­ ences are given in the text. Ruby Cohn explains that the essay ‘appeared in 1929 in both book (Our Exagmination Round his Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress: Paris, Shakespeare and Company) and periodical (transition 16–17)’, p.

20. 8 The whole passage reads: ‘Nam quicunque tam obscene rationis est ut locum sue natio­ nis delitiosissimum credat esse sub sole, hic etiam pre cunctis proprium vulgare lice­ tur, idest maternam locutionem, et per consequens credit ipsum fuisse illud quod fuit Ade. Nos autem, cui mundus est patria velut piscibus equor, quanquam Sarnum biber­ imus antes dentes et Florentiam adeo diligamus ut, quia dileximus, exilium patiamur iniuste, rationi magis quam sensui spatulas nostri iudicii podiamus’ (For whoever reasons so disgustingly that he considers his birthplace to be the most lovely place under the sun, he also values his own language, that is, his mother tongue, above all others, and consequently he thinks that it was the very one which was Adam’s.

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