Dante: A Life (Penguin Lives)
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R.W.B. Lewis traces the life and complex development - emotional, artistic, philosophical - of this supreme poet-historian. Here we meet the boy who first encounters the mythic Beatrice, the lyric poet obsessed with love and death, the grand master of dramatic narrative and allegory, and his monumental search for ultimate truth in The Divine Comedy. It is in this masterpiece of self-discovery and redemption that Lewis finds Dante's own autobiography - and the sum of all his shifting passions and epiphanies.
Published Date: November 24, 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books
Page Count: 205
Size: 7.19" l x 4.98" w x 0.62" h
Biography & Autobiography