Dante: The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

Dante: The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

by Barbara Reynolds

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857733115
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Publication date: 12/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work "La Vita Nuova" and Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso". In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited "The Cambridge Italian Dictionary".

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements 
Introduction 
1. The Early Years 
2. Dante and Guido Cavalcanti 
3. Disaster 
4. The First Years of Exile 
5. Language and Poetry 
6. Invitation to a Banquet 
7. Main Dishes and Trenchers 
8. The True Definition of Nobility 
9. Injustice and Avarice
10. Dante the Showman 
11. The Return of Beatrice 
12. The Story Begins
13. Limbo 
14. Francesca da Rimini
15. Dante in Danger 
16. Dante the Taxonomist 
17. Creation of Character 
18. Down into the Depths 
19. 'Him of Alagna'
20. Virgil and Sorcery 
21. Devil-Play
22. A Den of Thieves 
23. Tongues of Fire
24. The Severed Head 
25. The Valley of Disease 
26. Towering Giants 
27. The Frozen Lake 
28. Lucifer 
29. The Tragedy of Henry VII
30. Better Waters 
31. The Morning Sun
32. From Humour to Invective
33. Close of Day and a New Dawn
34. Pride and Humility
35. Evil and the Freedom of the Will
36. Love, Natural and Rational
37. The Mountain Trembles
38. Dante and Forese Donati
39. Body and Soul
40. The Christian Sibyl
41. Who is Matilda?
42. Dante and his Patrons 
43. Prelude to Paradiso
44. Beatrice in Heaven
45. Propaganda in Paradiso
46. The City Walls 
47. Justice Unfathomed
48. Dante and Monasticism 
49. The Theme's Great Weight
50. Faith, Hope and Love
51. Hatred in Heaven
52. The Creation
53. The Departure of Beatrice
54. Approach to the Final Vision
55. The Vision of the Trinity 
Epilogue 
Appendices
Chronology of Dante's Life and Works 
Guelfs and Ghibellines 
List of Popes in Dante's Lifetime 
Holy Roman Emperors Referred to by Dante 
The Canzone 
Notes
Select Index

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