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Dante : The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man - Barbara Reynolds


The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9781593761240
Number Of Pages: 466

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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.

ISBN: 9781593761240
ISBN-10: 1593761244
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Type: Annotated

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