top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Dante and Paul's "Five Words with Understanding"
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 1
Dante and Paul's
Click on image to enlarge

Robert Hollander - Author
The Bernardo Lecture Series
Price: $19.95 
Paperback - 55 pages
Release Date: January 2009
ISBN10: 0-86698-121-7
ISBN13: 978-0-86698-121-7

Quantity:  

Summary

Argues there is a program of five-word utterances that imitate fallen language in Dante’s Commedia.

Dante and Paul’s “Five Words with Understanding” is the first in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series is designed to make available to a broad audience studies on a wide variety of subjects by leading medieval and Renaissance scholars.

In this volume, Hollander argues that in Dante’s Commedia there is a program of five-word utterances that imitate fallen language and thus reflect Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians to give over the desire to speak publicly in tongues. Five words spoken with understanding, Paul tells them, are preferable to “ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.”

Hollander analyzes the speeches of Nimrod (Inferno 31.67) and Plutus (Inferno 7.1) and other instances of garbled or mixed speech from the Purgatorio and Paradiso that appear to belong to this five-word program.

Robert Hollander is professor of European Literature at Princeton University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He served from 1974 to 1980 as vice chair of the National Council on the Humanities, and held the post of president of the Dante Society of America for three years.

Volume 1 in The Bernardo Lecture Series

A Global Academic Publishing Book



Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

No table of contents available for this publication.


Related Subjects
/98-121-7(JP//MC)

Related Titles

India and Europe
India and Europe
The Micro-Politics of Capital
The Micro-Politics of Capital
Engaging the World
Engaging the World
The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism
The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism
Regarding Nature
Regarding Nature
Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception
Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception
Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind
Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind
Radical Passivity
Radical Passivity
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Ethical Vegetarianism
Ethical Vegetarianism



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg