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A Life of Dante

by Benedict Flynn

  • 157 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Naxos Audiobooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • Historical - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Unabridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Italian,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Literary,
  • Books on Tape/CD

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Shrapnel (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9160948M
    ISBN 109626342234
    ISBN 109789626342237

      Dante's vision, "The Divine Comedy", has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early 14th century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, setting the known facts of Dante's life against the turmoil of the times and putting the very personal nature of his poetry into s: 2. In Homer’s Odyssey (Book XII) and Virgil’s Aeneid (Book VI) the visit to the land of the dead occurs in the middle of the poem because in these centrally placed books the essential values of life are revealed. Dante, while adopting the convention, transforms the practice by beginning his journey with the visit to the land of the dead.

      When Dante Alighieri died in Ravenna in September of , he probably hoped to rest his bones for a good long time. A hard life of writing and factious Italian politics had culminated in nearly two decades of exile away from his birthplace in Florence, and it was in exile that he completed his greatest work, an epic of o lines he called his Comedy. In this book, a preeminent Dante scholar analyzes the only real biography of the poet that we have—his body of works—to illuminate this question. Robert Hollander considers Dante’s political writings, commentary, and other poems as well as the Comedy to construct an intellectual biography of .

      Life of Dante brings together the earliest accounts of Dante available, putting the celebratory essay of literary genius Giovanni Boccaccio together with the historical analysis of leading humanist Leonardo Bruni. Their writings, along with the other sources included in this volume, provide a Brand: Bloomsbury USA.   Literary ambition seems to have been with Dante, born in , from early in life when he wished to become a pharmacist. In late 13th Century Florence, books were sold in .


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A Life of Dante by Benedict Flynn Download PDF EPUB FB2

This tiny book is a missed opportunity. It sticks to the LIFE of Dante and tells that story fairly well, but, of course, few would care about Dante today had he not been a writer and beyond some rudimentary comments about La Vita Nuova and Inferno, the works are barely mentioned/5.

Life of Dante book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Life of Dante is a fascinating and hugely important literary work bot /5. Dante's vision, The Divine Comedy, has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early 14th is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy has been widely acclaimed.

It sets the known facts of Dante's life against the turmoil of the times, and 5/5(1). Beyond being Dante’s first book of verse, The New Life is notable in that it was written in Italian, whereas most other works of the time appeared in Latin.

The life of Dante is such a tangle of public and private passions and ordeals experienced over the fifty-six years he lived that it has always been a source of inexhaustible fascination. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

The Cambridge Companion to Dante. 2nd edition Edited Cited by: Ideal for a broad audience and first-time readers of Inferno, this book, serves as a guide through Dante’s underworld circle by circle and gives concise information on all the major persons, deities, and creatures encountered by Dante in the course of his journey.

Dante: The Story of His Life. Dante - Dante - Early life and the Vita nuova: Most of what is known about Dante’s life he has told himself. He was born in Florence in under the sign of Gemini (between May 21 and June 20) and remained devoted to his native city all his life.

Dante describes how he fought as a cavalryman against the Ghibellines, a banished Florentine party supporting the imperial cause. An authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography of the author of the Divine Comedy.

For all that has been written about the author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri (–) remains the best guide to his own life and 's writings are therefore never far away in this authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography, which offers a fresh account of 3/5(4).

Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy has inspired countless thinkers and writers since it was first published almost years ago. Here, Dante scholar and author Nick Havely picks the best five books on how one medieval poet had such a lasting impact on world literature, and how Dante’s vitality transmits into modern culture.

Interview by Thea Lenarduzzi. Benedict Flynn A Life of Dante Read by John Shrapnel unabridged. Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century.

Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by.

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. The New Life of Dante Alighieri Author.

Allegorically, Dante’s story represents not only his own life but also what Dante the poet perceived to be the universal Christian quest for God. As a result, Dante the character is rooted in the Everyman allegorical tradition: Dante’s situation is meant to represent that of the whole human race.

Dante (c. ), who represents the transition from medieval to Renaissance writing, penned his Divine Comedy () not in Latin. OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of Dante: vita, opere e fortuna.

Description: pages illustrations 23 cm: Contents: pt. The life of Dante Alighieri: Social status and early education ; Experiments in art and scholarship ; Domestic life and public office ; The early years of exile ; The origin of the great poem ; The descent of Henry VII ; The last years --pt.

Minor works. A Life of Dante by Bendict Flynn Benedict Flynn describes in his short story the life of Dante Alighieri - the Italian poet of Dark Ages. The book reveals the dark side of the life of Dante - his conflicts with Florentines, his banishment from beloved city of Florentine.

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [diˈviːna komˈmɛːdja]) is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. and completed ina year before his death in It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature.

The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the. When Dante was still very young, 10 to 12 years old, he met a 9-year-old girl at a prominent function.

She wore a bright crimson dress, and to Dante, she radiated the celestial beauty of an angel. The girl was Beatrice, and there is no doubt that she was the great love of Dante's life, and the greatest single influence on his work.

Dante: The New Life, I-X. I Introduction. In that part of the book of my memory before which little can be read, there is a heading, which says: ‘Incipit vita nova: Here begins the new life’.Under that heading I find written the words that it is my intention to copy into this little book: and if not all, at least their essence.

Life of Dante is a fascinating and hugely important literary work both in terms of the revelations it provides into the lives and thoughts of two great Italian men, and also as an early example of biography. The author of La Commedia (The Divine Comedy), considered a masterwork of world literature, Dante Alighieri was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, into a notable family of modest mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried, having two more children.

At twelve years old, Dante was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati, though he had already fallen. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: A Florentine childhood, --Beatrice and the Vita nuova, --The consolation of philosophy, --Guilds and government: Dante the politician, --Boniface VIII and the Black Coup, --Early exile, --A one-man party, --The sacred .For all that has been written about the author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri (–) remains the best guide to his own life and ’s writings are therefore never far away in this authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography, which offers a fresh account of the medieval Florentine poet’s life and thought before and after his exile in His other books include The City of Florence, The Jameses, and American Characters.

He most recently was given the award for lifetime achievement as a biographer by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Bibliographic information. Title: Dante: A Life Penguin Lives: Author: R. W. B. Lewis: Edition: reprint: Publisher: Penguin, ISBN 3/5(1).