Rossana Fenu Barbera

Dante's Tears
The Poetics of Weeping from «Vita Nuova» to the «Commedia»

2017, cm 17 x 24, xviii-206 pp. English Text.

ISBN: 9788822265067

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Dante’s Tears proves a poetics of weeping relevant to Dante’s poetry in coincidence with his theological interests celebrated in the Commedia, and seeded in Vita Nuova. It reveals an untold story of Dante and Beatrice, and allows a new code of communication, the key of a hermeneutics of Dante’s text that embraces as a whole religion, politics, physiology, and the poet’s own concerns on matters such as desire and love.

Rossana Fenu Barbera
Rossana Fenu Barbera insegna e porta avanti ricerche accademiche negli Stati Uniti da oltre venticinque anni. Dopo la Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (Facoltà di Lettere, Università di Firenze, 1983) ha conseguito il Ph.D. in Letteratura Italiana (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimora, 1998). È autrice di numerosi articoli letterari, e del volume La donna che cammina. Incanto e mito della seduzione del passo femminile nella letteratura italiana del primo Novecento (Longo, Ravenna, 2001), vincitore del Premio Letterario Nazionale Grazia Deledda (Sezione saggistica, 2005). Attualmente insegna all’Istituto Loyola Blakefield, e dirige la propria scuola, The Center For Italian Studies, a Baltimore. Rossana Fenu Barbera has taught and conducted academic research in the United States for over twenty-five years. After earning a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (Humanities Department, University of Florence, 1983), she earned her PhD in Italian Literature (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1998). She has written numerous literary articles as well as the book La donna che cammina. Incanto e mito della seduzione del passo femminile nella letteratura italiana del primo Novecento (Ravenna: Longo, 2001), which won the Grazia Deledda National Literature Prize (Non-fiction, 2005). She currently teaches at Loyola Blakefield and directs her own school, The Center for Italian Studies, in Baltimore. (luglio 2017)