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Intertextuality in the fiction and criticism
Author: Daniela Caselli

This is a study on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is a reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. The book gives a reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and criticism. It is aimed at the scholarly communities interested in literatures in English, literary and critical theory, comparative literature and theory, French literature and theory and Italian studies.

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Daniela Caselli

authority in Beckett’s work, and also participates in Beckett’s texts’ sceptical undermining of kinds of authority. I will therefore investigate this paradoxical movement rather than simply isolating discrete, identifiable fragments of Dante’s texts in Beckett and then calling them ‘quotations’, ‘sources’, ‘origin’, a strategy which has not been able to do justice to the complex ways in which this literary relation works. Many critics have isolated fragments of Dante’s texts in Beckett’s oeuvre . 7 These are then called quotations, sources

in Beckett’s Dantes
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Spenser, Donne, and the metaphysical sublime
Yulia Ryzhik

. (Jonson, Discoveries 7:1283–6) This chapter examines the literary relation between Donne and Spenser. It does so by considering their principles of poetic art – their artes poeticae – and, by extension, their representations of art and its trajectories. Specifically, the chapter will compare how the two poets use poetics to think. The general argument will be that we can profitably see Donne as a counter-Spenserian poet, one who reads Spenser carefully and responds forcefully to him as England’s premier national poet

in Spenser and Donne
Marginal annotation as private commentary
Federica Coluzzi

’, ‘of textual creation’ and ‘on the reasons for and the implications of a certain choice’ that underlined the writerly appropriation of the Dantean material into her fiction ( Boldrini, 2001 : 28). The result was a protean ‘literary relation’ at once plainly (and verbatim) exhibited in chapter epigraphs and direct speeches, and subtly woven in the ‘specific literary structures, themes, stylistic and linguistic choices

in Dante beyond influence