Dante's Burning Sands: Some New Perspectives (Studies in Italian Culture)

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This study illuminates some dark passages at the center of the Commedia's three canticles, revealing the poem's artistic integrity in ways hitherto unperceived. Dante's Sodom is a crematorium of all dead empires, where his fellow aristocrats join other Italian nobles, later judged in Purgatorio and Paradiso, as perverters of their «holy seed» of Roman nobility. All sinned against God, Nature and Art by subordinating their divine gift of human intelligence to beastly instincts, abusing power and privilege for material gain - a practice abhorrent to a true Roman. Having undergone metempsychosis, they resemble Homeric beasts pastured by Circe in Dante's typological circle of burning sands in the Inferno.

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The Author: Francesca D'Antoni earned her doctorate in Italian and Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retired from teaching, she heads ITALICS for Italian Communications in Denver, Colorado, engaging in both academic research and business communications. She has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Kansas and University of Colorado. This is her first of two projected books on Dante. She has also published in scholarly journals.

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«Independently of my own researches in Florentine Archives into Brunetto Latino's diplomatic and mercantile activities, Francesca Guerra D'Antoni has gracefully argued and written a book on Brunetto's circle as that of usury, its Sodom and Cahors, with its sorbs, or apples of Sodom, as representing the 'subiti guadagni' of the new mercantilism of this proto-Renaissance period. This is an important book for Dante scholars, building on the new perceptions presented by André Pézard, Richard Kay and Joan Ferrante, while using methods established by Ernst Curtius, Erich Auerbach, Robert Hollander and Giuseppe Mazzotta.» (Julia Bolton Holloway, University of Colorado, Boulder)

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