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A study of Dante

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Published by G. P. Putnam"s Sons in New York, London .
Written in English


  • Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

Photocopy. Provo, Utah : Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 2004.

Statementby Susan E. Blow ; with an introduction by William T. Harris, L.L.D.
LC ClassificationsPQ4390 .B65
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 102 p. ;
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24785749M
LC Control Number34002785

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Book Description: Christopher Ryan's study of Dante and Aquinas, touching on issues of nature and grace, of explicit and implicit faith, and of desire and destiny, is intended to mark the difference between them in key areas of theological sensibility. Dante's Divine Comedy can rightly be called the greatest poem ever written, praised through the ages by a pantheon of writers and ic poet William Wordsworth () referred to Dante's crowned "visionary brow." Irish novelist James Joyce () said "Dante is my spiritual food!". It is the threefold purpose of this book to present in a serviceable form the knowledge essential to the understanding of the poet as stated by the best authorities, the original documents most commonly quoted, and those interpretations which most clearly reveal the significance and greatness of Dante's work. It’s also based on his own long study of Dante which resulted in one of the best critical accounts – his book Dante’s Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination. And thirdly it derives from a long experience of teaching the subject.

Pound wrote an essay called “Dante” in his book, The Spirit of Romance written in He explains how Hell is the state of man who has lost the good of his intelligence, a state of man dominated by his passions. ()Pound believes that Dante’s Inferno should be approached with a “sense of irony.”.   Dante was a Medieval Italian poet and philosopher whose poetic trilogy, 'The Divine Comedy,' made an indelible impression on both literature and theology. In the classical underworld (Hades), which Dante knew best from book 6 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Charon is the pilot of a boat that transports shades of the dead–newly arrived from the world above–across the waters into the lower world. Like Virgil’s Charon (Aen. ; ), Dante’s ferryman is an irascible old man–with white. A comprehensive literary analysis of Dante's Inferno; Literary devices from the poem Dante's circles of hell Summaries of the poem's cantos Important quotes from Dante's Inferno.

Aids to the study of Dante book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(1). The first formal biography of Dante was the Vita di Dante (also known as Trattatello in laude di Dante), written after by Giovanni Boccaccio. Although several statements and episodes of it have been deemed unreliable on the basis of modern research, an earlier account of Dante's life and works had been included in the Nuova Cronica of the Florentine chronicler Giovanni ry movement: Dolce Stil Novo. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy by Christian Moevs () Considered by some as a dangerous book, Moevs’s study is elegantly clear prose that expresses the most complex ideas. Magnifying the mystical and metaphysical side of Dante, Moevs tries to resolve the central problem in the interpretation of the Comedy.