9780199684779-0199684774-Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

ISBN-13: 9780199684779
ISBN-10: 0199684774
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hainsworth, Peter, Robey, David
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199684779
ISBN-10: 0199684774
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hainsworth, Peter, Robey, David
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hainsworth, Peter, Robey, David wrote Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) comprising 144 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199684774 and 9780199684779. Since then Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers, both inside and outside Italy. They emphasize the distinctive and dynamic interplay in Dante's writing between argument, ideas, and analysis on the one hand, and poetic imagination on the other.

Dante was highly concerned with the political and intellectual issues of his time, demonstrated most powerfully in his notorious work, The Divine Comedy. Tracing the tension between the medieval and modern aspects, Hainsworth and Robey provide a clear insight into the meaning of this masterpiece of world literature. They highlight key figures and episodes in the poem, bringing out the originality and power of Dante's writing to help readers understand the problems that Dante wanted his audience to confront but often left up to the reader to resolve.

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