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Life of Dante

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; J G Nichols
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2002.
Series: 100 pages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Boccaccio, with his unquenchable interest in the lives of great men, was a fervent admirer of Dante, both in terms of his life and his work. As such, he embarked upon writing this short piece as a vindication of the merits of his illustrious fellow-citizen. Yet far from being simply an account of the misfortunes that befell the great Florentine exile, the resulting Life of Dante also gives precious insight into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; J G Nichols
ISBN: 1843910063 9781843910060
OCLC Number: 49736640
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xvii, 91 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: 100 pages.
Other Titles: Vita di Dante.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated by J.G. Nichols ; [foreword by A.N. Wilson].

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"Boccaccio, with his unquenchable interest in the lives of great men, was a fervent admirer of Dante, both in terms of his life and his work. As such, he embarked upon writing this short piece as a vindication of the merits of his illustrious fellow-citizen. Yet far from being simply an account of the misfortunes that befell the great Florentine exile, the resulting Life of Dante also gives precious insight into Boccaccio's own ideas on a wide variety of issues including poetry, literature, women and society."--Jacket.

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