Dante (Wiley Blackwell Guides to Literature) by Nick Havely

By Nick Havely

A complete advisor to Dante’s lifestyles and literature, with an emphasis on his Commedia. this article appears on the affects that formed Dante’s writing, and the reception of his paintings by way of later readers, from the 14th century to the current.

  • Introduces Dante via 4 major techniques: the context of his lifestyles and occupation; his literary and cultural traditions; key topics, episodes and passages in his personal paintings, in particular the Commedia; and the reception and appropriation of his paintings by means of later readers, from the fourteenth century to the present
  • Written via knowledgeable Dante scholar
  • Provides new translations of considerable passages from Dante’s poems and from the realm of his contemporaries
  • Includes explanatory diagrams of Dante’s 'other-worlds', and a bit of illustrations through medieval and sleek artists
  • Builds a vibrant and intricate photograph of Dante's mind's eye, mind and literary presence
  • Helpful bibliographies contain proper internet resources

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