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Book
ix, 350 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • On the Inferno / Patrick Hunt
  • Biography of Dante / Patrick Hunt
  • The Paris review perspective / Nicole Rudick for The Paris review
  • The love that moves / Robert Pogue Harrison
  • The Inferno from a purgatorial (and paradisiacal) perspective / Heather Webb
  • Dante's Inferno : critical reception and influence / David Lummus
  • Per lo 'nferno tuo nome si spande : politics in the infernal city / Elizabeth Coggeshall
  • The moral system of the Commedia and the seven capital sins / Robert Hollander
  • Canto 1 : the dark wood / Wallace Fowlie
  • Aeneas and Dante / David Thompson
  • Dante's knowledge of Florentine history / John C. Barnes
  • Nature's revenge / Francesca Guerra D'Antoni
  • Canto 4 : Limbo (first circle) / Wallace Fowlie
  • The portrait of Francesca : Inferno V / John Freccero
  • Echoes of Andromache in Inferno X / Joseph Luzzi
  • Beginning to think about Salò / Gabrielle Lesperance
  • Dante's monsters in the Inferno : reimagining classical to Christian judgment / Patrick Hunt
  • Canto 11 : the plan of Hell / Wallace Fowlie
  • The harvest of reading : Inferno 20, 24, 26 / Alison Cornish
  • Submerged meanings in Dante's similes (Inf. XXVII) / Richard H. Lansing
  • Inferno 27 and the perversions of Pentecost / Glending Olson
  • Resources
  • Chronology of Dante's life
  • Works by Dante.
This Critical Insights volume is intended to make Dante's Inferno more accessible to inquiring students who will wonder like so many of us at his genius. The contributors to this new volume are in the main Dante scholars of great importance, especially in Anglophone circles, whether in new work by current magisterial authorities or reprints of seminal scholarship over decades. Essays include a close reading of Dante, a chapter comparing and contrasting Dante's Inferno to his other writing, a history of the critical response to his work, and a chapter on the cultural and historical context of Dante's Inferno.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587658389 20160608
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01

2. Paradise lost [2005]

Book
lxxix, 427 p. ; 23 cm.
"Paradise Lost" remains as challenging and relevant today as it was in the turbulent intellectual and political environment in which it was written. This edition aims to bring the poem as fully alive to a modern reader as it would have been to Milton's contemporaries. It provides a newly edited text of the 1674 edition of the poem with modernised spelling and punctuation. Marginal glosses define unfamiliar words, and extensive annotations at the foot of the page clarify Milton's syntax and poetics, and explore the range of literary, biblical, and political allusions that point to his major concerns. David Kastan's lively Introduction considers the central interpretative issues raised by the poem, demonstrating how thoroughly it engaged the most vital issues of Milton's time, and which reveal themselves as no less vital, and perhaps no less contested, today. The edition also includes an essay on the text, a chronology of major events in Milton's life, and a selected bibliography, as well as the first known biography of Milton, written by Edward Phillips in 1694.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872207349 20160527
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-11A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01
Book
xxx, 445 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Book 1: we reach the same end by discrepant means-- on idleness-- on punishing cowardice-- on fear-- to philosophize is to learn how to die-- on educating children-- that it is madness to judge the true and the false from our own capacities-- on the cannibals-- judgements on God's ordinances must be embarked upon with prudence-- on solitude-- on prayer-- on the length of life. Book 2: on the inconstancy of our actions-- on drunkenness-- on conscience-- on the affection of fathers for their children-- on cruelty-- in defence of Seneca and Plutarch-- on three good wives-- on the resemblance of children to their fathers. Book 3: on repenting-- on three kinds of social intercourse-- on some lines of Virgil-- on coaches-- on the lame-- on experience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140446029 20160528
To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write, and in the highly original essays that resulted he discussed themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, coaches and cannibals, and, above all, himself. "On Some Lines of Virgil" opens out into a frank discussion of sexuality and makes a revolutionary case for the equality of the sexes. In "On Experience" he superbly propounds his thoughts on the right way to live, while other essays touch on issues of an age struggling with religious and intellectual strife, with France torn apart by civil war. These diverse subjects are united by Montaigne's distinctive voice - that of a tolerant man, sceptical, humane, often humorous and utterly honest in his pursuit of the truth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140446029 20160528
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01
Book
xlii, 117 p. : facsim., map ; 20 cm.
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01
Book
xlvi, 114 p. ; 20 cm.
Brutus, best friend of the Roman ruler Caesar, reluctantly joins a successful plot to murder Caesar and subsequently destroys himself. Includes notes and an introduction.
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01
Book
xlvi, 222 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Letter to Vettori
  • The Prince
  • Selections from the Discourses.
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01

7. Leviathan [1991]

Book
lxxiv, 519 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • A note on the text-- principal events in Hobbes's life-- further reading-- biographical synopses-- "Leviathan".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521394925 20160528
S. A. Lloyd proposes a radically new interpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan that shows transcendent interests - interests that override the fear of death - to be crucial to both Hobbes's analysis of social disorder and his proposed remedy to it. Most previous commentators in the analytic philosophical tradition have argued that Hobbes thought that credible threats of physical force could be sufficient to deter people from political insurrection. Professor Lloyd convincingly shows that because Hobbes took the transcendence of religious and moral interests seriously, he never believed that mere physical force could ensure social order. Lloyd's interpretation demonstrates the ineliminability of that half of Leviathan devoted to religion, and attributes to Hobbes a much more plausible conception of human nature than the narrow psychological egoism traditionally attributed to Hobbes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521394925 20160528
Green Library
DLCL-12-01, DLCL-12-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, ENGLISH-112A-01, FRENCH-12-01, FRENCH-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01, HUMCORE-12-01