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Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

Dante's Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the Commedia

Nicolò Crisafi

Dante's Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the Commedia

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

Dante's Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the Commedia

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs: Dante's Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the Commedia

 

Alongside traditional notions of Dante's trademark plurality of linguistic registers and styles, this book argues that his narrative pluralism can and should play a key role in contemporary and future readings of the Commedia.


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Dante's Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the 'Commedia' questions the familiar narrative arc at play in the writings of Dante Alighieri and opens his masterpiece to three alternative models that resist it. Dante's masterplot is the teleological trajectory by which the poet subordinates the past to the authority of a new experience. The book analyses the masterplot's workings in Dante's text and its role in the interpretation of the poem, and it
documents its overwhelming success in influencing readings of the Commedia over the centuries. The volume then explores three competing narrative models that resist and counter its monopoly which are enacted by paradoxes, alternative endings and parallel lives, and the future. By focusing on these non-linear modes
of storytelling and testing the limits of linear narration, the book questions critical paradigms in the scholarship of the Commedia that favour a single normative master truth, exposes their problematic authoritarian implications, and highlights the manifold poetic, theological, and ethical tensions that are often neglected due to the masterplot's influence. The new picture of a vulnerable author and open-ended text that emerges from this study thus doubles as a metacritical
reflection on the state of the field. The book's impassioned argument is that, alongside established notions of his trademark plurality of linguistic registers and styles, Dante's narrative pluralism can, and should, come to play a key role in contemporary and future readings of the Commedia.


ISBN
9780192857675
Pagina's
208
Verschenen
Serie
Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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