George Eliot and Italy (Innbundet)

Literary, Cultural and Political Influences from Dante to the Risorgimento

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1997
Antall sider: 253
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333694565
Kategori: Språk og Kulturhistorie
Omtale: George Eliot and Italy
This study considers George Eliot's novels in relation to Dante and to nineteenth-century Italian culture during the Italian national revival and shows how these helped shape her fiction. Thompson argues that Eliot was able to draw selectively on a powerful Risorgimento mythology of national regeneration and that her engagement with the work of Dante Alighieri increases steadily in her later novels, where the Divine Comedy becomes a sustaining metaphor for Eliot's meliorist vision and for her theme of moral growth through suffering.

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