Abstract

The traditional image of Dante’s Comedy is one of an organic whole conceived by the poet from its outset. Yet recent studies have revealed that the writing and spread of the canti of his poem were particularly subject to and influenced by the conventions of textual transmission in the early fourteenth century. Once considered more legendary than authentic literary history, Giovanni Boccaccio’s reports on the composition and early circulation of Dante’s Comedìa are reassessed in light of these recent studies.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1933-7418
Print ISSN
1559-2936
Pages
pp. 137-142
Launched on MUSE
2008-11-11
Open Access
No
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