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George Corbett, Heather Webb

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Although scholars had suggested that there were correspondences between same-numbered cantos that begged to be explored, this approach had never been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. The introduction to the first volume sets out the novel project of 'vertical readings in Dante's Comedy', which involved an international team of thirty-four scholars. The introduction surveys the history of approaches of this kind, outlines some interpretative justifications for such a reading of the poem, and summarises some of the insights of the chapters in the volume.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical Readings in Dante's Comedy
EditorsGeorge Corbett, Heather Webb
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78374-174-8, 978-1-78374-175-5, 978-1-78374-176-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-78374-172-4, 978-1-78374-173-1
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StatePublished - 2015

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