RIMETABOLIZZARE DANTE E IL SUO PURGATORIO TRA CINEMA, LETTERATURA E ALTRI MEDIA
This article reflects on the capacity of Dante’s Comedy, through its words and images, to permeate cultures of different eras. It may be viewed as more than a central element of culture, and as an open work characterised by fluidity and change. This essay, after examining cinematographic and literature examples, attempts to show the Comedy as an important piece of evolving semantic structure, able to resettle in many generations’ imagery, perhaps even to mark the genealogy of western representation. If Dante can be understood as a classic suitable to be examined in several worlds and times, his Purgatory may be viewed as a cantica that gives voice and body to typical features of modernity in its current phase.
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