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Commentaries (various) Commentaries (various): Dante's Invention

  • By James Burge
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780752499222
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Dante's Inferno is the story of a man who finds himself lost in a dark wood. His only hope of escape is a journey down through Hell and out to the edge of the universe. To this audaciously ground-breaking story Dante added a delicate web of symbolism which has captivated his readers for centuries.

This was Dante's intention: alongside the gripping tale Dante hoped to give his audience an insight into the true nature of the universe. Dante did not start life as the great story-teller of the universe. In his youth he was more like a love-sick poet, writing intellectual verse Beatrice, the girl he had loved since they were both children.

As Florence descended into civil war, he seemed to take no interest. Fate had to work very hard to turn him into the author of the Divine Comedy. It required him to go through his own journey of bereavement, loss, exile and condemnation to death.

It was only when he saw his world on the brink of chaos and destruction that he began his great work. Finally Dante mastered the mysterious interplay between symbols and narrative which gives fiction its ability to enchant and fascinate. Only then did he realise that, in the right hands, a story could have the power to lead us out of the dark wood.

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Series Commentaries (various) Title Dante's Invention
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2013 Authors James Burge
Binding Paperback Pages 253
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 280
ESB Code 55724 ISBN 9780752499222
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
  Price £9.99

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