Cultural Inquiry, 28
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2023
Ulysses, Dante, and Other Stories presents a unique form of creative scholarship. It employs Dante’s late medieval take on Ulysses and his tragic pursuit of ‘virtue and knowledge’ as a prism that refracts an ancient myth of journey and return into a modern story of discovery and nostalgia. Working notes, fragments from Ulysses’ many stories, personal memories, illuminations, and rewritings combine to form a new chain of narratives about the desire to create, the art of travelling, and the will of self-reinvention.
Elena Lombardi is Professor of Italian Literature at Oxford, and is a Fellow of Balliol College. She is the author of four books: The Syntax of Desire: Language and Love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante (2007), The Wings of the Doves: Love and Desire in Dante and Medieval Culture (2012), and Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante (2018), Beatrice e le altre. Dante e l’universo femminile (2021), as well as several articles on topics related to the medieval and early modern periods. She is one of the co-editors of the Oxford Handbook of Dante (2021).
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