Dante, Dupin e l’epistola a Cangrande,

Translated title of the contribution: Dante, Dupin and the epistle to Cangrande

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

2 Downloads (Pure)


In the two centuries-long querelle on the Epistle to Cangrande, the last twenty years have seen a new flourishing in the critical debate, which is given here, as far as possible, a precise and fair account. No doubt, it has been philology, for so long in the shade, to play a decisive role in allowing the question to be settled. Moving beyond the problem of authorship, then, it is now possible to look at some critical issues in a new perspective, beginning with the nature of the allegory displayed by both the Canticle of Salomon and Dante’s Canticle. It is argued that the "allegory of the theologian" claimed by Dante for his work is not the one considering the Bible as a whole, but instead the very special tropological interpretation reserved to the Canticle of Canticles and the other poetic books of the Bible.
Translated title of the contributionDante, Dupin and the epistle to Cangrande
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationDante oltre il medioevo
Subtitle of host publicationAtti dei Convegni in ricordo di Silvio Pasquazi
EditorsVincenzo Placella
Place of PublicationRome
PublisherPioda Imaging
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)8863210357 , 9788863210354
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012


Dive into the research topics of 'Dante, Dupin and the epistle to Cangrande'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this