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Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy
Author: David Robey
ISBN 13: 9780198184980
ISBN 10: 198184980
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-03-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
List Price: $175.00

This book uses a variety of computer-based processes to construct a systematic analytical description of the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy in the sense of their overall distribution within the text. The description is developed through a comparative treatment of the same features in a range of related texts, with a view to defining the distinctive characteristics of Dante's practice; and by a discussion of the function and effect of sounds in the work, with special attention to unusually high incidences of particular features. The book is thus both a contribution to the scholarly debate about Dante's poem, and an illustration and discussion of the ways in which new electronic technology can be used for this kind of purpose.