Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown

Overview

Using Dan Brown's book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will provide readers of Brown’s Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Much like the books on Leonardo that followed the release of the Da Vinci Code, this book will provide readers with more information about the ever-intriguing Dante. Specifically, Inferno Revealed explores how Dante made himself the protagonist of The Divine Comedy, something no other epic poet has done, a move for which the ramifications...

See more details below
Hardcover
$17.98
BN.com price
(Save 18%)$22.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $3.15   
  • New (13) from $11.83   
  • Used (9) from $3.15   
Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview

Using Dan Brown's book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will provide readers of Brown’s Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Much like the books on Leonardo that followed the release of the Da Vinci Code, this book will provide readers with more information about the ever-intriguing Dante. Specifically, Inferno Revealed explores how Dante made himself the protagonist of The Divine Comedy, something no other epic poet has done, a move for which the ramifications have not yet been fully explored. The mysteries and puzzles that arise from Dante’s choice to personalize the epic, along with his affinity for his local surroundings and how that affects his depiction of the places, Church, and politics in the poem are considered—along with what this reveals about Brown's own usage of the work.

The authors will focus on and analyze how Dan Brown has repurposed Inferno in his newest book—noting what he gets right and what errors are made when he does not. Of course, Dan Brown is not the first author to base his work on Dante. The Comedy has elicited many adaptations from major canonical writers such as Milton and Keats to popular adaptations like David Fincher’s Se7en and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice— all of which will be discussed in detail within Inferno Revealed.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A lively sprint through Dante's celebrated poem and its stupendous afterlife. The authors roll out their account as a mystery story of their own. It's a terrific tale from start to finish about how Dante's seven-hundred-year-old personal epic still grips twenty-first-century readers, writers, and creative luminaries.” William J. Kennedy, Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

"Deborah and Mark Parker provide a lively, witty, and intelligent guide to Dante's own masterwork, the Inferno, and then to 'Dante after Dante,' as it were.  They take readers on an interesting tour of how Dante used as a springboard for creative re-use, culminating in Dan Brown, who has captured the imagination of many readers and, importantly, led them back to Dante's medieval masterpiece."  —Christopher S. Celenza, Director, American Academy in Rome, and Charles Homer Haskins Professor, Johns Hopkins University

“Deborah and Mark Parker bridge the gap between hard core Dante scholars and the pop cultural world. From Dante to Dan Brown is a cultural leap as well as a leap through time and across the planet. Deborah and Mark Parker have made the leap less daunting and treacherous." —Sandow Birk, artist, film maker, and author of the illustrated Dante’s Inferno

“In a prose that is arresting because it is so lucid and direct, Deborah and Mark Parker have written a book that explains the magic of Dante’s famous Inferno. Their discussions of BeetlejuiceSe7en, and Sandow Birk’s illustrated Inferno are especially fine, as is their assessment of Dan Brown’s recent best-seller, which climaxes their book.  What they write of Dante might well be adapted and applied to their own book: ‘Part of Dante’s genius lies in his extraordinary ability to reduce a complex situation to gestures that are still understandable today.’”—Jerome McGann, The John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia

"This rich, lively account of Dante's poem, written with gusto and rigor, is a must especially for the fans of Dan Brown's Inferno. With great precision the study by Deborah and Mark Parker makes sharply visible the radical, objective difference that exists between Brown's representation of the technological utopia for the happy few of the modern world in the making and Dante's generous, poetic vision of beauty and light in the Divine Comedy." —Giuseppe Mazzotta, Sterling Professor of Italian, Yale University, and former president of the Dante Society of America

 

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137279064
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 697,762
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Parker is Professor of Italian and Chair of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia. She has published a monograph and several articles on Dante, and she is the General Editor of The World of Dante (www.worldofdante.org), an interactive media site created for the study and teaching of Dante’s Comedy. She has taught the Comedy for over 25 years and knows the poem intimately. The project has been supported by a number of foundations, including the NEH, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities.

Mark Parker is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at James Madison University. He has published essays on Dante and on Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. He has written two books on literary magazines in 19th century Britain, as he has co-authored a book on film in the DVD era.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)