The relationship between Dante and Radiohead has been intense and surprisingly enduring through the years: from the conceptual framework of OK Computer (1997) to the experimentalism of Amnesiac (2001), taking into account the Dolce Stil Novo motifs within In Rainbows (2007). The survey will try to retrace the imaginarium of the songwriter within the literary land of the Florentine Poet, exploring the thresholds and paratexts used to convey a modernization of the Commedia. An original interpretation of some among Radiohead’s most acclaimed works, including 2+2=5 (The Lukewarm - Gli Ignavi) and Pyramid Song, will reveal the depth -also philogical and intertextual- of this cultural operation that ranges from the social commitment of the Sommo Poeta to a superhuman journey to Heaven «in a little rowboat» through a special guide which leads to Love in itself.

Pantalei, G.C. (2019). The Middle Ages of Postmodernism: Dante, Thom Yorke and Radiohead. DANTE E L’ARTE(N.6 (2019)), 127-142 [10.5565/rev/dea.120].

The Middle Ages of Postmodernism: Dante, Thom Yorke and Radiohead

Giulio Carlo Pantalei
2019

Abstract

The relationship between Dante and Radiohead has been intense and surprisingly enduring through the years: from the conceptual framework of OK Computer (1997) to the experimentalism of Amnesiac (2001), taking into account the Dolce Stil Novo motifs within In Rainbows (2007). The survey will try to retrace the imaginarium of the songwriter within the literary land of the Florentine Poet, exploring the thresholds and paratexts used to convey a modernization of the Commedia. An original interpretation of some among Radiohead’s most acclaimed works, including 2+2=5 (The Lukewarm - Gli Ignavi) and Pyramid Song, will reveal the depth -also philogical and intertextual- of this cultural operation that ranges from the social commitment of the Sommo Poeta to a superhuman journey to Heaven «in a little rowboat» through a special guide which leads to Love in itself.
Pantalei, G.C. (2019). The Middle Ages of Postmodernism: Dante, Thom Yorke and Radiohead. DANTE E L’ARTE(N.6 (2019)), 127-142 [10.5565/rev/dea.120].
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