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The Undivine Comedy:
Detheologizing Dante
Teodolinda Barolini

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Editions and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Detheologizing Dante: Realism, Reception, and the Resources of Narrative3
Ch. 2Infernal Incipits: The Poetics of the New21
Ch. 3Ulysses, Geryon, and the Aeronautics of Narrative Transition48
Ch. 4Narrative and Style in Lower Hell74
Ch. 5Purgatory as Paradigm: Traveling the New and Never-Before Traveled Path of This Life/Poem99
Ch. 6Re-presenting What God Presented: The Arachnean Art of the Terrace of Pride122
Ch. 7Nonfalse Errors and the True Dreams of the Evangelist143
Ch. 8Problems in Paradise: The Mimesis of Time and the Paradox of piu e meno166
Ch. 9The Heaven of the Sun as a Meditation on Narrative194
Ch. 10The Sacred Poem Is Forced to Jump: Closure and the Poetics of Enjambment218
Appendix: Transition: How Cantos Begin and End257
Notes267
Index349

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