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Petrarch and Boccaccio in the First Commentaries on Dante's
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(0) Prologue (1) Chapter I - Poetry, Language, Allegory: Dante in the Hands of Petrarch and Boccaccio (2) Chapter II - Interpreting Dante in the Shadow of Petrarch and Boccaccio (3) Chapter III - Against Petrarch, Theoretician of Poetry: Benvenuto da Imola (4) Chapter IV - Contempt for the Present: The Revenge of Petrarch the Moralist and Historian (5) Epilogue

About the Author

Luca Fiorentini is Research Assistant at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy.

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"In a hundred or so pages, Fiorentini develops a close comparison with well-known texts, to which, however, he turns with a new question and the resolute will to find an answer." - Lucio Biasiori, Alias Domenica-il manifesto "In a short and engaging book, Luca Fiorentini rewrites the complex debate about Dante's Commedia promoted by its very first readers." - Giuliano Milani, Internazionale"Fiorentini's essay overcomes what the author himself promises in the introduction of the book, providing the readers with a survey in which the didactic aims are combined with the will of elaborating reflections addressed also to scholars in Italian Studies." - Sara Ferrilli, Linguistica e Letteratura

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