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  • Record Number: 10153
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Holmes , Olivia.
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  • Title: Dante's Two Beloveds: Ethics as Erotic Choice [The author explores the pattern of two competing but almost identical female archetypes as love objects in Dante's writings (particularly in the "Convivio" and the "Commedia"). In certain respects the women are rivals and represent the sacred versus the profane. In some cases they can also be read as stages in ethical development with the first female as precursor and the second as fulfillment. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Annali d'Italianistica 19, ( 2001): Pages 25 - 50.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beatrice (Literary Figure) Dante Alighieri, Poet Ethics Literature- Verse Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Yale University
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07417527
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