By Nick Havely
- 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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