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Barolini, Teodolinda 1951-

Works: 39 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 9,543 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector
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Most widely held works by Teodolinda Barolini
Dante and the origins of Italian literary culture by Teodolinda Barolini( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Teodolinda Barolini explores the sources of Italian literary culture in the figures of its lyric poets and its "three crowns": Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Barolini views the origins of Italian literary culture through four prisms: the ideological/philosophical, the intertextual/multicultural, the structural/formal, and the social. The essays in the first section treat the ideology of love and desire from the early lyric tradition to the Inferno and its antecedents in philosophy and theology. In the second, Barolini focuses on Dante as heir to both the Christian visionary and the classical pagan traditions (with emphasis on Vergil and Ovid). The essays in the third part analyze the narrative character of Dante's Vita nuova, Petrarch's lyric sequence, and Boccaccio's Decameron. Barolini also looks at the cultural implications of the editorial history of Dante's rime and at what sparso versus organico spells in the Italian imaginary. In the section on gender, she argues that the didactic texts intended for women's use and instruction, as explored by Guittone, Dante, and Boccaccio--but not by Petrarch--were more progressive than the courtly style for which the Italian tradition is celebrated. Moving from the lyric origins of the Divine Comedy in "Dante and the Lyric Past" to Petrarch's regressive stance on gender in "Notes toward a Gendered History of Italian Literature"--And encompassing, among others, Giacomo da Lentini, Guido Cavalcanti, and Guittone d'Arezzo--these sixteen essays by one of our leading critics frame the literary culture of thirteenth-and fourteenth-century Italy in fresh, illuminating ways that will prove useful and instructive to students and scholars alike."--Publisher's website
The undivine Comedy : detheologizing Dante by Teodolinda Barolini( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepting Dante's prophetic truth claims on their own terms, Teodolinda Barolini proposes a "detheologized" reading as a global new approach to the Divine Comedy. Not aimed at excising theological concerns from Dante, this approach instead attempts to break out of the hermeneutic guidelines that Dante structured into his poem and that have resulted in theologized readings whose outcomes have been overdetermined by the poet. By detheologizing, the reader can emerge from this poet's hall of mirrors and discover the narrative techniques that enabled Dante to forge a true fiction. Foregrounding th
Petrarch and the textual origins of interpretation by Teodolinda Barolini( )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume addresses one of the most far-reaching aspects of Petrarch research and interpretation: the essential interplay between Petrarch's texts and their material preparation and reception. The essays examine various facets of the interaction between Petrarchan philology and hermeneutics, working from the premise that in Petrarch's work philological issues are so authorially driven that we cannot in fact read or interpret him without understanding the relevant material and philological issues and reapplying them in our critical approach to his works. To read and interpret Petrarch we must come to grips with the fundamentals of Petrarchan philology and the history of its applications. This volume aims to show how a Petrarchan hermeneutics must be based on an understanding of Petrarchan philology."--Jacket
The Dante encyclopedia by Richard H Lansing( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape. It is the only such work currently available in the English language."--Jacket
Dante's lyric poetry : poems of youth and of the Vita Nuova (1283-1292) by Dante Alighieri( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive English translation and commentary on Dante's early verse to be published in almost fifty years, Dante's Lyric Poetry includes all the poems written by the young Dante Aligheri between c. 1283 and c. 1292. Essays by Teodolinda Barolini guide the reader through the new verse translations by Richard Lansing, illuminating Dante's transformation from a young courtly poet into the writer of the vast and visionary Commedia. Barolini's commentary exposes Dante's lyric poems as early articulations of many of the ideas in the Commedia, including the philosophy and psychology of desire and its role as motor of all human activity, the quest for vision and transcendence, the frustrating search for justice on earth, and the transgression of boundaries in society and poetry."--Publisher's website
Dante's poets : textuality and truth in the Comedy by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By systematically analyzing Dante's attitudes toward the poets who appear throughout his texts, Teodolinda Barolini examines his beliefs about the limits and purposes of textuality and, most crucially, the relationship of textuality to truth. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Dante for the new millennium by Dante 2000( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-five original essays in this ... book constitute both a ... survey of Dante scholarship and a detailed manifesto for ... understanding of one of the world's great poets ... The essays ... confront a range of important questions: What theories, methods, and issues are unique to Dante scholarship? How are they changing? What approaches constitute the distinctive American tradition in Dante studies, and how has this body of critical understanding taken shape? Why - and how - do we read Dante in today's global, postmodern culture? From John Ahern on the first copies of the Commedia to Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff on Dante after modernism, the essays shed ... light on Dante's texts, his world, and what teachers, scholars, poets, and other readers in a wide variety of cultures and contexts make of his ... legacy.-Back cover
Medieval constructions in gender and identity : essays in honor of Joan M. Ferrante( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rime giovanili e della Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante and heterodoxy : the temptations of 13th century radical thought by Maria Luisa Ardizzone( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante and Heterodoxy: The Temptations of Thirteenth Century Radical Thought, edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone, collects several studies devoted to discussing Dante's work in the light of the intellectual debate that developed in thirteenth century Europe after the entrance of new Aristotelian learning and the diffusion of Greek-Arabic thought, in particular the Latin translations of works by Ibn-Rushd (Averroes). What takes form in the various articles is the emerging of an interest in the philosophical and scientific contents of Dante's opus. Heterodoxy in this volume is thus linked to, but not always coincident with, what medieval scholars such as Ferdinand Van Steenberghen or Alain De Libera term "radical Aristotelianism" or "Integral Aristotelianism. The word "temptations", as its meaning clearly shows, delineates not an organic link with heterodox or radical ideas, but rather an intermittent inclination to include or evaluate themes related to these ideas. Moreover, "temptations" implies a search, an interrogation that consists of the doubts and uncertainties of a poet strongly involved in the intellectual debate of his time and culture, and for whom philosophy and theology are not fields of opposition but different modes of inquiry. -- Contracubierta
Antonio Barolini : cronistoria di un'anima : atti dei Convegni di New York e di Vicenza nel centenario della nascita by Antonio Barolini( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Questo volume è un invito a leggere lo scrittore vicentino Antonio Barolini (1910-1971) e offre per la prima volta inediti di grande valore storico che includono una scelta del manoscritto Diario di prigionia e dell'epistolario con il filosofo Aldo Capitini, oltre a un elogio dell'amico e partigiano Antonio Giuriolo."
Il miglior fabbro : Dante e i poeti della Commedia by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire and death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti : Inferno 5 in its lyric context by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's poets : a study in poetic revisionism by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a lyric sequence : time and narrative in Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svevo's Theatre in the Light of L' avventura di Maria by Teodolinda Barolini( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's lyric poetry : poems of youth and the Vita Nuova (1283-1292) by Teodolinda Barolini( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging and intelligent examination of one of the most important poets in the Western tradition, this book will be of interest to scholars and poetry-lovers alike
Dante's Heaven of the Sun as a Meditation on Narrative by Teodolinda Barolini( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacopone da Todi and the poetics of Franciscan spirituality by Bradley Baker Dick( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close analysis and comparison of original Franciscan texts from the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries (especially those by Saint Francis, Saint Bonaventure, and the Blessed Angela of Foligno) with Jacopone's lauds shows the poet engaged in a continual discussion over contrasting models for righteous verbal behavior, specifically with respect to the quintessentially medieval dialectic between speech and silence. Since both words and silence can be used for positive or negative spiritual outcomes according to the circumstances, the Christian should speak accordingly. In theological terms, faith informs the otherwise ignorant speaker (or poet), and love supplies the will with the necessary force for speaking or remaining silent. The poet instrumentalizes his dialectical consideration of rhetoric in order to overcome his spiritual crisis, the struggle to unite with Christ. Ultimately, this mystical union eliminates Jacopone's culpability for any transgressive verbal acts: renouncing his ego to unite with God, he can no longer sin when narrating mystical experience
Dante's heaven of the sun as a meditation on narrative by Teodolinda Barolini( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The undivine Comedy : detheologizing Dante
The undivine Comedy : detheologizing DantePetrarch and the textual origins of interpretationThe Dante encyclopediaDante for the new millenniumMedieval constructions in gender and identity : essays in honor of Joan M. Ferrante
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Teodolinda Barolini Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University

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