Stefano Milonia

«You're dead». Reflections on the Condition for Existence of the 'Self' in Dante's «Commedia»

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The lyric self finds its first complete realization in Dante's "Vita Nova" with the death of Beatrice. This essay investigates the destiny of the self in the "Commedia" by combining a psychoanalytical conception of identity with medieval theological thought and by providing insights into the first canto of the "Inferno" and the last one of the "Paradiso".


  • Dante
  • Vita Nova
  • Commedia
  • Identity


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