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Teodolinda Barolini

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227037

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.001.0001

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Cominciandomi dal principio infino a la fine: Forging Anti-narrative in the Vita Nuova

Cominciandomi dal principio infino a la fine: Forging Anti-narrative in the Vita Nuova

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(p.175) Chapter 9Cominciandomi dal principio infino a la fine: Forging Anti-narrative in the Vita Nuova
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Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture
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Teodolinda Barolini

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0010

The Vita nuova's literal alternations between prose narrative and verse lyrics may thus be seen as an antecedent for the Paradiso's more figururative alternations between a narrative and lyrical mode. In both cases, what is at stake is time: the Paradiso' lyrical, or anti-narrative, mode surfaces most dramatically in those cantos—such as 23, 30, and 33—in which the poet most heroically strives to deny the time and difference inherent in his medium in order to stimulate the totum simul of paradise. The lyrical mode of the term canticle could be called, in Ricoeur's terminology, a form of “dechronologized narrative”: by the same token note of the Vita nuova's attempt to narrativize the lyric through the deployment of divisioni.

Keywords:   Vita nuova, anti-narrative, Paradiso, canticle, cantos, divisioni

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