Dante

Dante

The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the cultural and societal influences on Dante and his writing, to provide new understanding and alternate interpretations of his works.

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Dante is one of the towering figures of European literature, yet there remain a surprising number of questions about his life and works; Who was the leader that would bring peace to the world, as Virgil and Beatrice prophesied in the Commedia? Who was Beatrice, really? Was De Vulgari Eloquentia truly a treatise on the art of writing? Did he need a medicinal muse? Dante scholar and translator Barbara Reynolds contends the master used cannabis to soar to greater creative heights.
Besides proposing a solution to the famous prophecies, this lively, engaging, and elegantly written biography contains a provocative new idea in virtually every chapter, offering alternative interpretations of his work. Drawing from an impressive array of sources, Reynolds provides a comprehensive analysis of the poet, placing him within the context of his culture and society to deepen our understanding of a complicated man who was irritable, opinionated, and vengeful?and an extraordinary genius.


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Dante is one of the towering figures of European literature, yet there remain a surprising number of questions about his life and works:


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& Taylor

A provocative account of the life and work of the European literary giant offers insight into his political beliefs, addresses allegations about his marijuana use, and discusses the nature of such works as De Vulgari Eloquentia.

Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Shoemaker & Hoard, an imprint of Avalon Pub. Group : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
Edition: 1st Shoemaker & Hoard ed
ISBN: 9781593761240
1593761244
Characteristics: xiv, 466 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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