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Dante : a very short introduction

Author: Peter Hainsworth; David Robey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Very short introductions, 423.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers, both inside and outside Italy. They emphasize the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante, Alighieri
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hainsworth; David Robey
ISBN: 9780199684779 0199684774
OCLC Number: 891125230
Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Autobiography --
Truth --
Writing --
Humanity --
Politics --
God.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 423.
Responsibility: Peter Hainsworth and David Robey.

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This Very Short Introduction examines all the major aspects of Dante's work, emphasizing the features that have made him such an important point of reference for modern writers and their readers.  Read more...

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this work deftly explores aspects of Dante that were variously enlightened * Independent, Christopher Hirst * There is something almost uncanny about how this book makes the work of a long-dead poet Read more...

 
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