After Machiavelli: "Re-writing" and the "Hermeneutic Attitude"

After Machiavelli: "Re-writing" and the "Hermeneutic Attitude" (Paperback)

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 After Machiavelli: "Re-writing" and the "Hermeneutic Attitude"
Paperback
Purdue University Press
06/01/2001
224pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
155753246X
9781557532466
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Book Description

After Machiavelli is an examination of the triangular relationship of "re-writing"-a dynamic process encompassing both creative newness and awareness of historical profundity"-the "hermeneutic attitude:' and Machiavelli's poiesis. Specifically, it addresses four questions: First, to what degree can we speak of intersection (interaction) among this triad? Second, what common ground do all three actually share? Third, in what particular manner do the act of "re-writing" and the "hermeneutic attitude" manifest themselves in the writings of Niccoli Machiavelli? And last, what bearing does this have on the reader, heir to Machiavelli's literary legacy?

About the Author(s):

Barbara Godorecci, University of Alabama, has published on Machiavelli, contemporary poetry, and critical theory. Barbara J. Godorecci, Ph.D. (NYU). Italian medieval literature, humanist literature, Renaissance literature, Machiavelli.