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2019

Medieval History

Journal

University of Pennsylvania

Dublin

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Dante Translating, Robin Kirkpatrick Dec 2019

Dante Translating, Robin Kirkpatrick

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This essay is intended as a discussion document. Its argument is that translation does not involve a search for conclusive authority but is rather a performative act, engaging the reader of a translation as well as its author in close critical engagement with the text. This may be said even in considering the translation of Dante’s Commedia—a work which all too often is thought to aim at final, definitive utterance.