Dante's Rime

Dante's Rime

TRANSLATED BY PATRICK S. DIEHL
Copyright Date: 1979
Pages: 278
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt13x101j
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    Dante's Rime
    Book Description:

    Spanning the years from the early 1280s until about 1308, this collection of poems contains Dante's juvenilia as well as his more mature work prior to the Divine Comedy. Patrick Diehl's translation offers in a single volume the bulk of Dante's shorter poetry. The collection, omitting only those poems Dante incorporated into the Vila nuova, contains several masterpieces of medieval poetry and gives us a fascinating look at the poet's development.

    Originally published in 1979.

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    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[iv])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [v]-[vi])
  3. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 1-14)

    These poems are the records of a great poet’s achievement of his greatness. The earliest are juvenilia; the latest, products of Dante’s full maturity. Among them, they span a quarter-century, the years from the early 1280s till 1308 or later which also saw the writing of theVita nuova, theDe vulgari eloquentia, and theConvivio. Their culmination is theDivine Comedy.

    The collection as we have it is disorderly and heterogeneous, abandoned by its author to history. Yet, for the sake both of the light it casts upon theComedyand of the masterpieces it contains, it has a...

  4. THE RIME
    (pp. 15-234)
  5. NOTES
    (pp. 235-260)
  6. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 261-262)
  7. INDEX TO FIRST LINES IN ITALIAN
    (pp. 263-266)
  8. Back Matter
    (pp. 267-269)