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Only R.W.B. Lewis — the renowned biographer and author of The City of Florence — could write so insightfully about Dante Alighieri, Florence's famous son.

In Dante he traces the life and complex development — emotional, artistic, philosophical — of this supreme poet-historian, from his wanderings through Tuscan hills and splendid churches to his days as a young soldier fighting for democracy, and to his civic leadership and years of embittered exile from the city that would fiercely reclaim him a century later. Lewis reveals 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.

Synopsis:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life one of the most important fathers of poetry, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), author of "The Divine Comedy".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670899098
Author:
Lewis, R. W. B.
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Author:
Lewis, R. W. B.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, Italian
Subject:
To 1500
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1418340
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Series Volume:
77-422
Publication Date:
20010625
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.84x5.45x.87 in. .73 lbs.

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