In this collection, eight distinguished critics of literature assess the nature and range of Dante's influence on the major British and American modernist writers. The indebtedness includes citation and allusion, imitation, parody, literary strategies, and a continuing dialogue between the modernists and Dante. The differences in response to this remote precursor clarify the development of each writer and highlight the multiplicity of literary stances among the modernists.
Originally published in 1985.
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