The Literary Imagination: Studies in Dante, Chaucer, and Shakespeare

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Index
Achilles, 19, 59
Actium, battle of, 210
Adam, 18, 43, 44, 45
Adrian, 232
Aeneas, 59
Aeneid (Virgil), 60
Agrippa, 205
Al cor gentil, 30, 33
Albany, duke of, 147, 182
Alberigo, Fra, 12
Aldobrandeschi, Omberto, 20
Alexandria, Egypt, 205
Alighieri, Dante: sense of personal danger in Hell, 53–54; theme of exile in Purgatory, 27; on free will and reason, 15–16, 25, 64–67, 81–83; identifies with Ulysses, 59–60, 63– 64, 76; and Provençal poetry, 38– 40; pride, dangers of, 23–25, 26–28, 29–32, 36–37; sense of vocation in The Divine Comedy, 52–53, 79–80
Alison, 133
All for Love (William Shakespeare), 197
Alonso, 237, 241, 244; capable of repentance, 239–40; joins the final reconciliation, 249–51
Antonio, 195 n. 243; cynicism of, 232, 238; plots against Alonso, 244; rationality of, 240–42; remains unreconciled, 256
Antony: criticised by his officer, 198– 99; criticised by Cleopatra, 200– 201; Roman identity of, 202; engagement in Roman politics, 208; public failure of, 210–11; shifting attitude to Cleopatra, 215; suicide of, 216–19; transformed in Cleopatra’s memory, 220–22; balance of nobility and failure in, 224–26
Antony and Cleopatra (William Shakespeare), alternative readings of, 197–98; balance of sympathy and detachment in, 214–16, 219–20; betrayal in, 218–19; dramatic illusion in. 254–58; fluctuating quality of, 215; imaginative transformation in, 211, 220–22; immortality in, 223– 26; nobility in, 201; political realism of, 203–9; theatrical qualities in, 199–200
Apollo (Phoebus), 105, 135, 136, 139, 140, 141, 164; as god of poetry, 130; as god in human form, 128–29; as ‘husband’, 131–32, 134
Aquinas, Thomas, 86n
Arcite, 103, 118n, 144n, 229
Arden, Forest of, 231; subjective conception of, 247
Ariel, 236, 252, 257, 258; as the voice of Destiny, 245–47; harshly treated by Prospero, 239, 253
Aristoclides, 112
Armoryk (Brittany), 90, 91, 109
Aeveragus, 91, 99, 131, 132; on liberty, 95; attitude to his marriage, 107, 113, 114, 115; travels to England, 100; returns, 105
As You Like It (William Shakespeare), 231, 247, 256, 257, 259n
Ash Wednesday (T. S. Eliot), 46n

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Author's Note 7
  • 1 - The Theme of Poetry in Dante's Purgatorio 11
  • 2 - Why Is Ulysses in Hell? 47
  • 3 - The Franklins Tale 87
  • 4 - The Manciple's Tale 120
  • 5 - [Unaccommodated Man] in King Lear 145
  • 6 - The Imaginative and the Real in Antony and Cleopatra 197
  • 7 - Shakespeare's Dramatic Illusion in the Tempest 228
  • Index 260
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