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Allegory and Autobiography

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

in In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses how autobiography is represented schematically in Dante's poem by the synthesis of Platonic allegory with traditional biblical motifs. Dante's descent into Malebolge—and ... More


Circle 8, pouches 1–6: Fraud: Inferno 18–23

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for pouches one through six of the eighth circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and ... More


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