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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.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical Readings in Dante's Comedy
EditorsGeorge Corbett, Heather Webb
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
Number of pages9
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
StatePublished - 2015

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