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Reading Dante (The Open Yale Courses Series), Giuseppe Mazzotta
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Author:    Giuseppe Mazzotta

Title:   Reading Dante (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Yale University Press January 2014

ISBN Number:    0300191359 / 9780300191356

Seller ID:   121838

A towering figure in world literature, Dante wrote his great epic poem "Commedia" in the early fourteenth century. The work gained universal acclaim and came to be known as "La Divina Commedia," or "The Divine Comedy." Giuseppe Mazzotta brings Dante and his masterpiece to life in this exploration of the man, his cultural milieu, and his endlessly fascinating works. Based on Mazzotta's highly popular Yale course, this book offers a critical reading of "The Divine Comedy" and selected other works by Dante. Through an analysis of Dante's autobiographical "Vita nuova," Mazzotta establishes the poetic and political circumstances of "The Divine Comedy." He situates the three sections of the poem--Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise--within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, and he explores the political, philosophical, and theological topics with which Dante was particularly concerned.

Price = 35.00 USD

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