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Dante makes his first move toward usurping Orpheus’s identity in Limbo, the vestibule of Hell, when Virgil introduces him to four great poets of the pagan world, namely, Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan.

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However, in fact Bernardus’s interpretation grafts a quartet of Aeneas’s predecessors onto the Sibyl’s own words just preceding this passage from Aeneid 6. As it closes on to its destination, Dante’s journey exhibits an ever increasing level of figurative indirection, while Caterina’s experience at the place of Niccolo’s execution displays openly her simple-minded purpose to apply, as literally as possible, the Pauline precept that she must love Niccolo “in Christ. Dante and Caterina da Siena personifications would simply signify the historically documentable per- son.

This is in the place in where the community of Dominican Tertiaries who had remained in Via del Papa after St.

Iacopo da Lentini’s relevant contribution to the affirmation among the stil-novists of a psychology of amorous desire, derived from the Aristotelian physiology of the heart, is inarguable Nardi, When he was at rest, my soul rested in peace and in quiet, in such an odor of blood that I could not bear to have the blood of his that had spilled on me removed I am aware that the scheme of this existentialist approach, to the ex- tent that it frames the locus of Dante’s real biography within the confines of a poetic text, lacks one crucial piece of supporting evidence, and this should consist of a commensurate theory of textual receptivity.

The motion designated by the neologism intuarsi, which may be translated as “to en-thou myself,” denotes the reflection of the subject’s act of caterija on the subject itself; this act incorporates the alterity of the tu as the etymological source and destination of the subject’s very act of self-expression. Il divoto dell’angelo custode. In order to achieve this objective, the International Centre for Catherinian Studies makes its library available to users with a catalogue on linecarries provvidehza a service of specific bibliographical documentationoffers also long-distance consultancy.


All translations from Latin or Italian in this essay are mine unless otherwise noted. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies. A Giannetta e altre. On the day of Niccolo’s execution, Caterina stages her wedding to Niccolo in the full literalism of gender reversal.

See under Hagiography for the editions of hagiographical sources. Caterina’s notion of anxietato desiderio is distinctly farther-reaching than the conventional notion of masochism, when it comes to explaining the penitential post- ponement of jouissance inherent in the mystic’s lust for the corpse nailed to the Cross. This project, artistic and doctrinal at once, would soon clash with Thomas Aquinas’s veiled con- demnation of the poetae theologi of ancient times, whose re-elaboration of ancient myths would beguile the human intellect by means of simulacra of truth and suffer therefore-no more, Thomistically speaking, than the poems of their French successors-from an essential “deficiency in truth.

But I am using this paradoxical formula deliberately, as an existential application of the principle, argued at length in my Joyce’s Messianism, that Dante’s journey culminates in an act of self- expression which incorporates alterity as the journey’s very destination.

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These so- called verae iconae were often impressed on the fabric of a handkerchief or a winding-sheet, which material had been allegedly used by a woman catwrina Veronica to wipe the bloody tears and sweat from the Redeemer’s face during his Passion on Calvary. Caterina da Siena Rome: Log In Sign Up.

Sigla of Manuscripts Introduction. Recreation for an Emperor 3. I am reluctant to bestow the attribute of “historical reality,” as Auerbach does, on a catalogue of phenomenal experiences that, however informing of Dante’s sense retrospective and prospective, retentional and projective of his own personal continuity, may be meaningfully collected under the rubric of biography only by means of a historiographic construct.


Dialogo della divina provvidenza

What kind of organism-what kind of sensory apparatus-enables Dante to privilege the discontinuous 32Eric Auerbach, Mimesis: What is the perceptual logic behind Dante’s ability to twist his own poem free from the mediation of a referential mimesis in the dimensions of time and space, and turn it instead into the instantiation of his own existential authenticity-his own true biography?

Help Center Find new research papers in: Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. A ser Cristofano di Gano Guidini. Letters which can be dated between and early J his own knowledge, his own will, [and] his own projects” in the text he writes, and never the text itself in its autonomy as aesthetic phenomenon, as “essential object”; it pertains to the “generosity” of the reader to bring about, to “create” the existential instantiation of the text, as the biographical vehicle of the author’s own knowledge, will, and purpose.

Not only must he emancipate himself from the fictitiousness of Virgil’s otherworldly travelers-from Aeneas, the mythopoetic founder of empires, to Hercules, Theseus, and Pollux, characters extracted from popular and mythical lore; he must also twist free of the figurality where- by Bernardus Silvestris grouped these fictitious travelers under the family tree of the poet as seeker of truth; he must also extricate himself from his 22 Dante, Purgatorio A un certosino incarcerato.

Conclusion Both Dante and Caterina perform scriptural gestures of self-expression whose altruistic drive-whose trinitarian reflexivity, as I called it-orbits a realm of unreferentiable events. For I promise you that by this means her beauty will be restored to her On Internet several webpages with biographies of Catherine of Siena exist.

Metaphysical speculation and anagogical allegory have lost their hold on his imagina- tion. His successor, Urban VI, invited Catherine to Rome, where she addressed the cardinals in the papal consistory.