In the context of XIX Century Britain's search for the "everyday" and the "domestic" Dante, this article focuses on the diametrically opposed interpretations given to his relation with his wife, Gemma Donati. While contextualising the figure of Dante's wife in the contemporary criticism, both Italian and British, I claim that one of Walter Landor's "Imaginary Conversations" is to be interpreted as an indirect response to Lord Byron's views expressed in his Don Juan, and I offer the complete Italian translation of Landor's "Dante and Gemma Donati".
|Translated title of the contribution||A domestic and loveable Dante: Walter Landor and the Imaginary Conversation between Dante and Gemma Donati.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Bollettino Dantesco: Per il Settimo Centenario|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Sep 2021|
- Gemma Donati
- Lord Byron