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Dante in Love The World"s Greatest Poem and How It Made History by Harriet Rubin

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Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medieval,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • European - Italian,
  • Poetry,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7948007M
ISBN 100743262980
ISBN 109780743262989

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  Dante in Love is a very personal journey through the poet’s intellectual life and less so that of his personal life, but in the end the book is well worth the effort. Recommended for those looking for an accessible and intelligent introduction to the Commedia and the life of Dante Alighieri /5. About The Book In the vein of Brunelleschi's Dome, Galileo's Daughter, and Wittgenstein's Poker, Dante in Love is a geographic and spiritual re-creation of the poet's travels and the burst of creativity that produced the greatest poem ever written. Dante in Love is Released on: Ap Dante in Love is the story of the most famous journey in literature. Dante in Love is the story of the most famous journey in literature. Dante in Love: The World's Greatest Poem and How It Made History/5. Dante in Love also explores the enigma of the man who never wrote about the mother of his children, yet immortalized the mysterious Beatrice whom he barely knew. With a biographer's eye for detail and a novelist's comprehension of the creative process, A. N. Wilson paints a masterful portrait of Dante Alighieri and unlocks one of the seminal works of literature for a new generation of readers.4/5(22).

  A pleasant, informative journey toward perfect love with Dante (and Virgil and Beatrice) through Italy, France, hell, purgatory, and heaven. A pleasant, informative journey toward perfect love with Dante (and Virgil and Beatrice) through Italy, France, hell, purgatory, and heaven. In the poem, Dante finds Love; in Rubin, a grateful lover. “Dante believed that Love encompassed all things, that it was the force that moved the sun and other stars,” writes the author. Wilson also explains the tradition of courtly love that Dante reacted against, his fascination with numerology and astrology; and he addresses the competing views and multiple interpretations of Dante’s poem. Byron chastised an "Ungrateful Florence" for exiling Dante. The Divine Comedy resonates across five hundred years of our literary canon. In Dante in Love, A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to grasp the meaning of Dante's great poem. But the book is not, as Rubin makes clear early on, “the tale of sweethearts beyond the grave.” It is the story, or the attempt at telling the story, of Dante’s experiences with the very nature of love. Dante in Love, like The Divine Comedy, is divided into four sections.

  T he title, I must warn you, is misleading: this is less a book about Dante in love than an excuse for AN Wilson to vent his own ideological hatreds. In place of Dante's almost entirely conceptual veneration of the elusive Beatrice, whom he promoted after her early death to a muse and a radiant symbol of virtue.   But even so, the title Dante in Love gives a misleading impression of what the book intends and does. It might equally well be called Dante in Exile, or Dante . Dante in Love by A. N. Wilson () Hardcover on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dante in Love by A. N. Wilson () Hardcover5/5(1). About The Book In the vein of Brunelleschi's Dome, Galileo's Daughter, and Wittgenstein's Poker, Dante in Love is a geographic and spiritual re-creation of the poet's travels and the burst of creativity that produced the greatest poem ever ed on: Ap