Storia di una riscoperta: Dante, la Francia e Jacqueline Risset

Sara Svolacchia


French reception of Dante throughout the centuries is generally marked by rejection, at least until the first generation of Romantic poets, led by Madame de Staël, rediscovered the Divine Comedy through Rivarol’s translation. Dante’s fame, however, remained mostly connected to the idea of a dark and unreadable poet. This article aims at showing how Jacqueline Risset’s translation of the Divine Comedy, as well as her essay Dante écrivain, might have led the way to a new vision of the poem.


Dante; Divine Comedy; France; Jacqueline Risset; translation

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