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This book contains four essays by Professor Charles Singleton: "Allegory," "Symbolism," "The Pattern at the Center," and "The Substance of Things Seen." These four essays treat four dimensions of meaning essential to understanding the substance and special texture of the poetry of the Divine Comedy. One might speak of "facets" or "aspects" of meaning if such terms did not suggest surface reflections dependent on the way a work (as a jewel) is turned for inspection. But for Singleton, each dimension has a depth that reaches to the core and substance of Dante's poetry, so they are, in Singleton's view, elements of its structure.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Epigraph
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  2. p. xi
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  1. Allegory
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Symbolism
  2. pp. 18-44
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  1. The Pattern at the Center
  2. pp. 45-60
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  1. The Substance of Things Seen
  2. pp. 61-83
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  1. Appendix: Two Kinds of Allegory
  2. pp. 84-98
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421431680
Related ISBN
9781421431673
MARC Record
OCLC
1123889765
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-17
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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