A domestic and loveable Dante: Walter Landor and the Imaginary Conversation between Dante and Gemma Donati.

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Abstract

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 contributionA domestic and loveable Dante: Walter Landor and the Imaginary Conversation between Dante and Gemma Donati.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalBollettino Dantesco: Per il Settimo Centenario
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Dante
  • Landor
  • Gemma Donati
  • Lord Byron

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