Dante’s Modern Afterlife

Reception and Response from Blake to Heaney

  • Nick Havely

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Dante’s Afterlife, 1321–1997

  3. Pre-Romantic Prologue

  4. Romantic Readings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jeremy Tambling
      Pages 33-48
    3. Stuart Curran
      Pages 49-59
    4. William Keach
      Pages 60-70
  5. Victorian Evalutions

  6. Modern Revisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Matthew Reynolds
      Pages 113-127
    3. Hugh Haughton
      Pages 140-164
  7. Echoes in Post-war Italy

  8. Contemporary Directions

  9. ‘The Deep and Savage Path’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Seamus Heaney
      Pages 261-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


Dante's persistent and pervasive presence has been a remarkable feature of modern writing since the late eighteenth century. This collection of essays by an international group of scholars emphasizes that presence in the work of major British and Irish writers (such as Blake, Shelley, Joyce and Heaney). It also focuses on responses in America, the Caribbean and Italy and deals with appropriations of Dante's work by poets (from Gray to Walcott) and novelists (such as Mary Shelley and Giorgio Bassani, and Gloria Naylor).


America bibliography Caribbean eighteenth century Italy knowledge media modernism ode poetry Quotation tragedy translation William Blake writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Havely
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkUnited Kingdom

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