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Tables of Contents for Passage Through Hell
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
vii
 
Abbreviations and Note on Texts and Translations
xv
 
The Persistence of the Universal: Critical Descents into Antiquity
1
34
``La Bataille du Styx'': Celine's Allegory of Conversion
35
27
The Conversion of Dante
62
72
Descent into Modernity: Peter Weiss's Welttheater
63
35
Storming the Gates of Paradise: Dante's descensus ad superos
98
36
The Gender of Descent
134
69
``O voi che siete in piccioletta barca'': Christine de Pizan and the Topoi of Descent
135
32
``Romps of Fancy'': Virginia Woolf, Turf Battles, and the Metaphorics of Descent
167
36
The Representation of Hell: Benjamin's Descent into the City of Light
203
45
The Descent into History, or Beyond a Modernism of Reading: Heaney and Walcott
248
13
Bibliography
261
20
Index
281