Dante: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265. In 1309 he was banished from his birthplace for political reasons, and sentenced to death in his absence. From then on he led a wanderer's life in Verona and Tuscany, eventually settling in Ravenna where he was buried on his death in 1321. His most celebrated work is the Divina Commedia which he began in 1307. It is his spiritual testimony through Hell and Purgatory, guided by Virgil and finally to Paradise, guided by Beatrice. It gives an encyclopedic knowledge of the age, all expressed in the most exquisite poetry. The Divina Commedia which Dante began in Latin, established Italian as a literary language. Dante also completed other important canzoni or short poems, eclogues, and an unfinished work, De Vulgari Eloquentia, discussing the origin of the language, the divisions of language and the dialect of Italian in particular.

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An insightful biography of Florence's famous son
Acclaimed biog rap her R.W.B. Lewis traces the life and complex development? emotional, artistic, philosophical?of this supreme poet-historian. Here we meet the boy who first encounters the mythic Beatrice, the lyric poet obsessed with love and death, the grand master of dramatic narrative and allegory, and his monumental search for ultimate truth in The Divine Comedy. It is in this masterpiece of self-discovery and redemption that Lewis finds Dante's own autobiography?and the sum of all his shifting passions and epiphanies.

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