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Mary Shelley in Italy: Reading Dante and the Creation of an Anglo-Italian Identity

Abstract : This article analyses Mary Shelley’s textual and critical approach to Dante. It focuses on her sources in Mme de Staël’s, J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi’s, August Schlegel’s and Henry Francis Cary’s critical readings of Dante. By analysing Mary Shelley’s use of Dante in Rambles, it willbe shown that Mary Shelley became a mediator and introduced contemporary Italian political readings of his work and anticipated the Victorian interest in Dante’sVita Nuova.Questo articolo analizza l’approccio testuale e critico di Mary Shelley a Dante. Ne identifica le fonti europee nelle letture dantesche di Mme de Staël, J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi, AugustSchlegel e Henry Francis Cary. L’analisi dell’uso di Dante inRambles intende mettere in evi-denza il ruolo di mediatrice culturale operato da Mary Shelley attraverso l’introduzione in Gran Bretagna delle letture risorgimentali di Dante e la sua anticipazione dell’interesse vittoriano nellaVita Nuova.
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Antonella Braida. Mary Shelley in Italy: Reading Dante and the Creation of an Anglo-Italian Identity. L'analisi linguistica e letteraria, Vita e Pensiero – Pubblicazioni dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 2020, 17 (3), pp.107-118. ⟨hal-02495230⟩

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