Dante in Love by A. N. Wilson

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By A. N. Wilson

For William Butler Yeats, Dante Alighieri was once "the leader mind's eye of Christendom." For T. S. Eliot, he used to be of preferrred value, either as poet and thinker. Coleridge championed his advent to an English readership. Tennyson established his poem "Ulysses" on traces from the Inferno. Byron chastised an "Ungrateful Florence" for exiling Dante. The Divine Comedy resonates throughout years of our literary canon.

In Dante in Love, A. N. Wilson offers a glittering examine of an artist and his global, arguing that with no an figuring out of medieval Florence, it really is most unlikely to understand the that means of Dante's nice poem. He explains how the Italian states have been at the moment locked into violent feuds, reflected within the ferocious festival among the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy. He indicates how Dante's preoccupations with classical mythology, numerology, and the good Christian philosophers tell each line of the Comedy.

Dante in Love also explores the enigma of the guy who by no means wrote concerning the mom of his young ones, but immortalized the mysterious Beatrice whom he slightly knew. With a biographer's eye for element and a novelist's comprehension of the inventive technique, A. N. Wilson paints a masterful portrait of Dante Alighieri and unlocks one of many seminal works of literature for a brand new new release of readers.

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