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Reading Dante : from here to eternity

Author: Prue Shaw
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prue Shaw's Reading Dante, is more than an exegis of Dante's Commedia. It communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic skill and the emotional intensity of Dante's great poem--the qualities that make it perhaps the greatest literary work of all time and not simply a medieval treatise on morality and religion. It porvides a graphic account of the complicated geography of Dante's version of the afterlife and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prue Shaw
ISBN: 1631490060 9781631490064
OCLC Number: 880566267
Description: xxix, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Friendship --
Power --
Life --
Love --
Time --
Numbers --
Words.
Responsibility: Prue Shaw.

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