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The Resource Mirabile dictu : representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic, Douglas Biow

Mirabile dictu : representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic, Douglas Biow

Label
Mirabile dictu : representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic
Title
Mirabile dictu
Title remainder
representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Biow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Mirabile Dictu covers in six separate chapters the works of Virgil, Dante, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, and Spenser. Its broad aim is to provide a select cross section of works in the Middle Ages and Renaissance in order to examine and compare for the first time the marvelous in the light of epic genre, in the light of literary and critical theory (both past and present), and in the light of historically and culturally determined representational practices
  • Douglas Biow organizes this volume around the literary topos of the bleeding branch through which a metamorphosed person speaks. In each chapter the author takes this "marvelous event" as his starting point for a broad-ranging comparison of the several poets who employed the image; he also investigates the ways in which a period's notion of history underpins its representations of the marvelous. This method offers a controlled yet flexible framework within which to develop readings that engage a multiplicity of theories and approaches
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Biow, Douglas
Dewey number
809.1/32091
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M3
LC item number
B56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stylus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marvelous, The, in literature
  • Epic literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • European literature
Label
Mirabile dictu : representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic, Douglas Biow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Virgil's Aeneid: Marvels, Violence, and Narrative Self-Consciousness -- Ch. 2. Dante: From Ignorance to Knowledge -- Ch. 3. The Value of Marvels -- Ch. 4. Ariosto, Power, and the Desire for Totality -- Ch. 5. Individuals, Communities, and the Kinds of Marvels Told -- Ch. 6. A Spenserian Conclusion: Purity and Danger
Control code
34192890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780472106912
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96003475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Mirabile dictu : representations of the marvelous in medieval and Renaissance epic, Douglas Biow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Virgil's Aeneid: Marvels, Violence, and Narrative Self-Consciousness -- Ch. 2. Dante: From Ignorance to Knowledge -- Ch. 3. The Value of Marvels -- Ch. 4. Ariosto, Power, and the Desire for Totality -- Ch. 5. Individuals, Communities, and the Kinds of Marvels Told -- Ch. 6. A Spenserian Conclusion: Purity and Danger
Control code
34192890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780472106912
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96003475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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