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An artist or mystic can refresh and revive a culture’s imagination by exploring his personal dream-images and connecting them to the past. Dante Alighieri presents his Divine Comedy as a dream-vision, investing considerable energy in establishing and alluding to its dates (starting Good Friday, 1300). Modern readers will therefore welcome a Jungian psychoanalytical approach, which can trace both instinctual and spiritual impulses in the human psyche.
Medieval Institute Publications
Dante, archetypal images, Carl Jung, dreams, dream-vision, psychoanalysis
Italian Literature | Medieval Studies
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Hood, Gwenyth E. Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2021.